2014 – Communities, Collectives & Collaboration
Curated by Photoworks
For the sixth Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB14), we worked in close partnership with a host of regional, national and international collaborators to develop a series of new projects based around the theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration. The 2014 festival embraced novel perspectives and fresh approaches to generate new work plus new presentations of archive material.
2012 – Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space
Curated by Photoworks
The fifth Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB12) explored how space is constructed, controlled and contested, how photography is implicated in these processes, and the tensions and possibilities involved in this dialogue.
Exhibitions in galleries and public spaces around the city included work by Edmund Clark, Omer Fast, Julian Germain, Jason Larkin, Trevor Paglen, Corinne Silva, Thomson & Craighead and more.
2010 – New Documents
Curated by Martin Parr
BPB10 reflected the immediacy and vibrancy of contemporary photographic practice, the eclectic passions found in collections of historic and vernacular photography and new commissions informed and inspired by the diverse communities and contexts of Brighton & Hove.
The fourth Brighton Photo Biennial included work by Alec Soth, Rinko Kawauchi, Vivian Sassen, Stephen Gill, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Billy Monk and more.
2008 – Memory of Fire: The War of Images and Images of War
Curated by Julian Stallabrass
The 2008 Brighton Photo Biennial examined photographic images of war, their making, use, circulation, and currency in contemporary society.
This third edition on the festival included work from Broomberg & Chanarin, Don McCullin, Frank Hurley, Geert Van Kesteren, Philip Jones Griffiths, Simon Norfolk, Thomas Hirschorn amongst many others.
Curated by Gilane Tawadros
The second Brighton Photo Biennial brought together historical, contemporary and newly-commissioned photographic and moving image works by a range of artists exploring the thin line between past and present, fact and fiction, illusion and reality.
BPB06 exhibitions included works from Richard Avedon, David Claerbout, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Paul Fusco, Alfredo Jaar, Steve McQueen , Lee Miller, Henna Nadeem, Mitra Tabrizian and Fiona Tan.
Curated by Jeremy Millar
The inaugural Brighton Photo Biennial presented the new and encouraged a reconsideration of the familiar.
Exhibitions around the city included work from Alec Finlay, Peter Fraser, Rachel Harrison, Mark Leckey, Boris Mikhailov and Beat Streuli.