Commissioned by Queer in Brighton, artist Anthony Luvera collaborated with city residents to create photographs expressing personal perspectives on being queer in Brighton & Hove. In response to an open call, eleven participants took part in workshops and individual meetings with Anthony. The name of the project not going shopping takes its name from the LGBT protestors’ chant “We’re here, we’re queer and we’re not going shopping!”
The collaborative working process and participants’ work are charted on the not going shopping blog and in a freely distributed newspaper. Portraits made collaboratively with Anthony form the poster exhibition showing across the city during LGBT History Month February 2014 and also feature in the Queer in Brighton anthology edited by Anthony Luvera and Maria Jastrzebska.
About Anthony Luvera
Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals including the British Museum, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, and Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie. His writing regularly appears in a variety of publications including Photoworks, Photographies and Source. Anthony lectures at institutions including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, and University for the Creative Arts Farnham. He also facilitates workshops and gives lectures for the public education programmes of organizations including the National Portrait Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, and The Photographers’ Gallery.
Video by Sarah Dickenson for Photoworks