This week our Five Questions are with Mariama Atta, the Programme Curator at Photoworks:
You have previously organised and co-ordinated exhibitions and events at Iniva. How did you find developing the programme for your first Brighton Photo Biennial?
Programming my first Biennial was a steep learning curve but this year’s theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration meant there was always a range of partners, curators and artists on hand to ask for advice.
Spectrum is proud to be the official print sponsor for BPB14.
Brighton Photo Biennial, the UK’s largest international photography festival, returns for its sixth edition. BPB14, works with a host of regional, national and international collaborators to develop a series of new projects on the theme of Communities, Collectives & Collaboration.
What drew you to photography and why did you decide to study it?
I fell into photography whilst studying an Art Foundation Diploma. I had originally planned on studying Graphic Design, but with the encouragement from a tutor, ended up on the photography pathway.
Spectrum is proud to be sponsoring the beautiful body of work: Pierdom by Simon Roberts.
Simon Roberts has spent the last three years travelling the coastline of Britain documenting the last remaining pleasure piers.