Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 – Curated & produced by Photoworks

6th October – 4th November 2012

Spectrum are excited to announce their sponsorship of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, the fifth edition of the acclaimed photography festival. We’ll be working closely with the BPB to ensure the best printing, mounting and framing of all works within the festival, with the possibility of a Spectrum talk on colour management and getting the best results from your files when printing.

Following the 2010 Biennial curated by Martin Parr, which saw over 60,000 visitors, the 2012 edition is curated and produced by Photoworks, the UK’s leading visual arts agency for photography, bringing international and emerging photographers and artists to the city. From 6 October – 4 November 2012 Brighton will be populated by free exhibitions, new commissions, events and interventions, at a host of established and more unusual venues across the city’s urban landscape.

Including work by Edmund Clark, Omer Fast, Julian Germain, Jason Larkin, Trevor Paglen, Corinne Silva, Thomson and Craighead and more, Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 (BPB12) will examine a wide range of photographic practices, collectively reflecting on ‘The Politics of Space’.

This year’s Biennial will explore how space is constructed, controlled and contested, how photography is implicated in these processes, and the tensions and possibilities this dialogue involves. BPB12 provides a critical space to think about relationships between the political occupation of physical sites and the production and dissemination of images.

Responding to recent efforts to politically re-imagine urban space through social and civic uses, BPB12 presents photography and imagery generated by professional photographers and the public at large; grassroots activism and media spectacle; established names and recent finds; contemporary work and older photographic practices.

At the core of BPB12 is an examination of photography as both a tool and a process: a means of understanding the world, and an active force in shaping it.

BPB12 will also see the publication of a special expanded issue of the influential journal Photoworks, including extensive visual material relating to the Biennial programme and essays, articles and interviews providing a critical discourse on its key themes and ideas.

All exhibitions and installations are free to access. Some workshops, Q&As and screenings have ticket prices attached. Full details to be announced.