© Molly Landreth, Cooper, Oakland, CA. 2009

FlakPhoto’s taking over our Instagram for BPB16. Show us your Self Styled images by tagging them with hashtag #flakphotobpb16

FlakPhoto’s taking over our Instagram for BPB16. Show us your Self Styled images by tagging them with hashtag #flakphotobpb16

Like many of you, we believe in the creative potential Instagram gives image makers to share their vision with the world. We’ve been hosting Instagram Takeovers on our feed for a while now (you can find us there at instagram.com/photoworks_uk). This Autumn we’re doing something new and we want you to be a part of it.

One of our favourite feeds is published by FlakPhoto creator Andy Adams (follow him at instagram.com/flakphoto). He’s been experimenting with a simple concept: can the mobile photography app be a creative space for curatorial practice? The answer, we think, is a resounding yes. We’re excited to team up with Andy to stage a real-time Instagram happening for this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial.

What are we looking for?

BPB16 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. We’re launching Issue 23 of the Photoworks Annual, Self Styled, at the Biennial. In the spirit of both BPB16 and this year’s Annual publication, we want to see images that depict:

  • Representations of the body, gender and sexuality
  • Photography’s function within the fashion business
  • The politics of subcultures and tribes
  • Identity and representation
  • Street fashions, trends, ideas of identity and cult

Who is eligible to submit?

The FlakPhoto BPB16 Takeover is open to all art practitioners using photography and applicants may be located anywhere in the world. There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education.

Applicants will be required to maintain an Instagram account to submit.

The call for images is open now and will close midnight GMT, Saturday 29 October 2016. Andy will show selected images on the Photoworks IG feed throughout the run of this year’s Brighton Photo Biennial, 1-30 October 2016.

How to submit

Submission is FREE and open to photographers everywhere. To submit your work for consideration, tag your Self Styled Instagram images with hashtag #flakphotobpb16. You may submit as many images as you like. Looking forward to seeing your stuff. Have fun with this!

Image credit: © Molly Landreth, Cooper, Oakland, CA. 2009


About the Curator

Andy Adams is an independent producer and publisher whose work explores current ideas in photography and visual media. He is the director of FlakPhoto, a web-based digital/arts lab focused on promoting photography in all of its forms. Adams is a pioneer in the field of online arts exhibition and has collaborated with the RISD Museum of Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and numerous other organizations. In his spare time, he hosts the FlakPhoto Network, an online community focused on conversations about photo/media culture. Find him on Instagram @FlakPhoto.

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