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Monday 03 October 2016

LGBTQ Communities In Brighton & Mumbai Explored @ Brighton Photo Biennial

For its seventh edition, Brighton Photo Biennial sets out to explore understandings of identity and representation - our personal and projected image - as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography. 

Curated and produced by Photoworks, one of the themes investigated of the body,gender and sexuality; the subversion of social and cultural norms.

At the core of BPB16 are three major exhibition projects and one of them isReImagine

Olivia Arthur (UK) and Bharat Sikka (India) have collaborated for the first time to explore private and public presentation of self-image in relation to the body, gender, sexuality and fantasy and working with LGBTQ+ communities in Brighton and Mumbai. 

Working with communities in cities with sharply contrasting politics of gender and sexuality, the photographers have collaborated with their participants to produce a new documentary project. 

The work they have researched and developed together revolves to a large extent around individuals who identify themselves as being part of the LGBTQ+ community and importantly, a community that represents contemporary diversity in relation to sexuality and gender.
 
The public and private spheres in which the photographs are set present a contrast and raise questions as to the private and public presentation of self and the influence of locale on gender and sexuality. 

Another significant part of BPB this year will be Into the Outside, a major, multi-partner heritage learning project re-examining the city"s rich LGBTQ+ past and creating a new archive of queer youth experiences. 

An exhibition charts the progress of the project and includes creative writing, photography and archive material. Artist Helen Cammock and a collective of young people are examining how issues faced today by young people identifying as LGBTQ+ compare with those faced by young LGBTQ+ people over the past forty years. 

Participants are exploring a range of archive materials, including the National Lesbian and Gay Survey – an extraordinary collection of autobiographical writing and ephemera submitted by over 700 people between 1986 and 1994. 

Brighton Photo Biennial runs until 31st October 2016, CLICK HERE for more info.  

by: Mike Cobley




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