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Brighton Photo Biennial | 3RD Oct - 2nd  Nov 2014 | Various Exhibitons and events in Circus Street | Free Entry

Circus Street Market is one of the hosts for the UK’s leading curated photography festival this year with a variety of exhibitons and shows.


4th Oct - 2nd Nov - Photocopy Club, A Giant Collective

The Photocopy Club, in partnership with Brighton Photo Biennial and Joburg Photo Umbrella, invited photographers of all ages and abilities to join them for a giant collective.

The project brought international photographers and local communities together, making photography in print affordable and accessible to people from all different walks of life.

All Photocopy Club exhibitions are based on photographers submitting their work printed via the use of a black and white photocopier/xerox machine.

Daily 11am-5pm
Free entry

4th Oct - 2nd Nov - A Return to Elsewhere.

Two locations, two photographers, working together to exchange cultural experiences and perspectives, sharing edits of their work with a single project exploring culture and identity.

Photographers, Kalpesh Lathigra (UK) and Thabiso Sekgala (SA), have used the framework of collaboration to develop work at the same time, in separate locations as well as alongside each other in the same city. Together, they explore the representation of communities, past and present in Marabastad and Laudium, South Africa and in Brighton, UK. Both photographers are interested in the role of photography, creating narratives and raising questions of truth and fiction, notions of connectivity and disconnect.

Daily 11am-5pm
Free entry


Sat 18 Oct - Night Contact. One night only!

This year Night Contact bring their one-night multi-media festival to Brighton Photo Biennial.

Screening projections across indoor and outdoor spaces Night Contact showcases a range of still and moving works exploring ideas of collaboration, authorship and influence in relation to the photographic image and the screen.

A map outlining a visual trail across the city encourages visitors to view film and photographic works in various spaces across central Brighton.

Street Diner, the team behind Brighton’s famous weekly street-food market, will cater for hungry visitors with a range of food stalls.

Night Contact partnered with Photoworks to offer a £2,500 grant towards one new site-specific collaborative work. Commission winners Tom Pope and Terrence Smith chart and record their seven day journey between London and Brighton by tandem bicycle, turning collaboration into a performative event, where a strict set of rules will be in place that influence the outcome, an experimental film Silent Fore to Aft premiering here as the focus of Night Contact.

6.30pm – Late
Free Entry

Sun 19 Oct - Localism and Globalism: Some New Photography Collectives from Scotland

Any entity calling itself a collective with serious intent, exists for the common good, to collaborate on content, strategy, exhibition presentation, marketing, and in providing moral support. In this slide presentation, Malcolm Dickson, Director at Street Level Photoworks, will show work from photographers in some of the collectives emerging in Scotland in the past two years, including work from Document Scotland, The Forgotten Collective, and the Photography Collective.

Free Entry

Sun 26 Oct - Zine Workshop

All you need to know about DIY zine making. This one day workshop, led by Matt Martin from The Photocopy Club, takes you through the history of zines, how photographers use them today, curation and layout as well as binding. Bring your images along and learn how to get them off the computer and in to the hands of friends, peers and the zine community.

10.30am – 5pm
Free Entry

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If you like this, also check out the photo fringe at Circus Street!

Images from top:
Brighton Photo Biennial 2014
Contemplation  © Julie Cockburn 2014
The Forgotten Collective © Csilla Kozma
Photocopy Club
Night Collective 2012

Lost City, Laudium Bus Depot © Lathigra/Sekgala 2014