© Émeric Lhuisset L'Autre Rive, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Germany, France, Denmark, Syria, 2010 - 2018

© Émeric Lhuisset L'Autre Rive, Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Germany, France, Denmark, Syria, 2010 - 2018

University of Brighton
Sallis Benney Theatre
Grand Parade
Saturday 29 September
1 - 4pm

Marking the Biennial’s opening weekend, an afternoon of talks by Brighton Photo Biennial artists and panel discussions on the themes reflected in A New Europe.

Brighton Photo Biennial runs 28 September – 28 October 2018 with exhibitions and events across the city. For its eighth edition, A New Europe, the photography festival draws on one of the most important geopolitical events of our time and examines the current state of flux as the United Kingdom redefines its role in Europe.

Opening Conversation Speakers include:

Shoair Mavlian, Photoworks Director, Brighton Photo Biennial artists: Aikaterini Gegisian, Émeric Lhuisset, Hrair Sarkissian, Donovan Wylie as well as, Michaela Crimmin, Dragana Jurisic and  Sean O’Hagan.

The UK’s status within the EU may be changing, but geographically we will remain part of Europe – with a shared history and intertwined future. Much of the photography in Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 responds to this current uncertainty and explores Britain’s geography as an island, the ongoing refugee crisis and photography’s role in the construction of national identity.

1.00 – 1.15 Introduction: A New Europe, Shoair Mavlian

1.15 – 2.25 Artists talks and panel discussion Chaired by Michaela Crimmin: Aikaterini Gegisian, Hrair Sarkissian, Emeric Lhuisset.

2.25 – 2.45 BREAK

2.45 – 4.00 Revisiting Borders: Donovan Wylie and Dragana Jurisic chaired by Sean O’Hagan.

Sallis Benney Theatre, Grand Parade, Brighton, BN1 0JY

Map reference

Saturday 29 September
1 – 4pm

Tickets £6
Concessions and Photoworks Members £5

Book your ticket

Venue accessibility
Accessible to wheelchair users

Find out about other Brighton Photo Biennial events Become a Photoworks Member

Become a Photoworks Friend

Becoming a Photoworks Friend is the only way to receive a Photoworks Festival in a Box. Join now to get yours as well as a range of year round exclusive content, opportunities, invites and 20% off in our online shop.

Photoworks Opportunities

Keep up to date with our latest opportunities as well as ways to learn more about how to get involved with and support our work.

Sign up here

Become a Photoworks Friend

The only way to receive Annual 26 & get exclusive access to our events, content and a 20% shop discount