New Documents will reflect 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.

BPB 2010 will be the world’s first frame-free photography festival and the curated programme will be viewable entirely on foot presented in the public galleries and spaces of Brighton & Hove. All the photographs exhibited as part of BPB 2010 will be produced through the Biennial Print Studio established through the support of HP. A programme of related exhibitions will be presented at venues across the South East.


New Ways of Looking
BPB at the former Co-operative Department Store

Queer Brighton
BPB at Lighthouse

Strange & Familiar: Three Views of Brighton
BPB at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

The House of Vernacular
BPB at Fabrica

Frauke Materlik
Related Exhibition at Aspex Gallery

Gods & Monsters: John Deakin's Portraits of British Artists
Related Exhibition at Pallant House Gallery

Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South
Related Exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion

Robert Mapplethorpe, Artist Rooms
Related Exhibition at Towner


I managed to see some of the fringe exhibitions last time, but am going to make a concerted effort to use my lunch breaks to explore some of the ones in the centre of town this year.