Brighton Photo Biennial 2016 Highlights

Published On October 7, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Theatre & Arts Reviews & Previews

Brighton Photo Biennial has returned for its seventh edition and a month of free photography exhibitions and events for all. Below are 3 unmissable events from this year’s programme.

BPB16 looks at identity and our understandings of our personal and projected image, as influenced by fashion and style photography. It covers subjects such as the body, gender, sexuality, the politics of style and subcultures.

Sunday 9 October 2-3.30pm | Desert Island Pics: Derek Ridgers

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016

Which eight photos would you choose to take with you to a desert island?

Celebrated club and street-style photographer, Derek Ridgers, will reveal his choices and discuss how his selections reflect on his life and career when he becomes Photowork’s latest Desert Island Pics castaway.

Derek is best known for his portraits of London’s Punks and New Romantics he’s also photographed a panoply of stars including David Bowie and Johnnie Depp

He has documented the perennial youth ritual of dressing up and going out since he first picked up a camera in 1973, and has been drawn to virtually every subculture London has spawned, from punk to the fetish club scene of the present. From early on his photographs attracted the attention of both cultural institutions such as London’s ICA and music and style publications such as the NME and The Face.

University of Brighton Galleries – Edward Street
£6/£4 (concessions and Photoworks Members)

Wednesday 12 October 6-8.15pm | LOEV

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016

Two men reconnect in this emotionally raw and politically radical gay love story, banned in India upon its release.

When hot shot, Wall Street deal-maker Jai thinks of putting some pleasure into his 48 hour business trip to Mumbai, Sahil, his young, music producer friend, drops everything, including his reckless boyfriend Alex, to help him execute the perfect getaway.

Hiking the hills and canyons of Maharashtra, amidst half-attempted conversations and sudden silences, business calls and old jokes, the friends discover there is more than just time-zones keeping them apart. Things take another turn when Alex shows up with a new male companion at his side, throwing up old conflicts and bringing unanswered questions to the fore.

Sallis Benney Theatre \ University of Brighton Galleries – Grand Parade
£6/£4 (concessions and Photoworks Members)

Sunday 16 October 2-4pm | Matthew and Matthew

Screenings and Talk

Brighton Photo Biennial 2016

“Hey Matthew, I hear you’re a gay filmmaker?”
“Yes Matthew, I am. And you’re a queer/femme filmmaker- maybe we should have a chat sometime?”

Join learning disabled artists and filmmakers Matthew Hellett (Brighton) and Matthew Kennedy (Glasgow) as they show their films and share their experiences of how identity shapes their work.

Sallis Benney Theatre \ University of Brighton Galleries –Grand Parade
£5/£3 (concessions and Photoworks Members)

For full exhibition details, digital and events programme, including talks, workshops, screenings and family activities visit the bpb website.

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