Image from “Queer Brighton”, Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, curated by Martin Parr

Image from “Queer Brighton”, Brighton Photo Biennial 2010, curated by Martin Parr

An opportunity for all young people in Brighton & Hove to participate in an exciting new photography project focused on our city's LGBTQ community, past and present. Sessions start 31 March 2016.

Would you like to meet new people, gain new skills, showcase your photography, and have your say?

Whether identifying as LGBTQ or not, Into the Outside is a chance for 13 – 25 year olds to use photography to share experiences and perspectives of LGBTQ Brighton & Hove life in 2016 and create a new website and exhibition.

Over spring and summer 2016, our participants will visit exhibitions and museums, work with photographers, meet artists, designers and arts & heritage professionals, and other interesting people, while learning new photography and research skills. Plus they’ll learn about archives and what makes them important.

This project is open both to young people who identify as LGBTQ and also to those who don’t. The aim is for diverse perspectives to enable discussion, share different LGBTQ experiences and fresh responses to current LGBTQ archives.

Participants will be asked to attend fortnightly sessions in central Brighton, sessions will run outside of school hours. Work made during the project will be exhibited online, at Pride, Brighton Photo Biennial, and other festival platforms in 2016/17.

As an additional bonus, if you take part in Into the Outside, you can gain Arts Award accreditation – a nationally recognised qualification supporting progress into further education and employment.

The Into the Outside project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and delivered by Photoworks in partnership with Brighton & Hove Libraries Services and the Mass Observation Archive.

Next Session:

If you are a participant who has already signed up to the project and you are unsure of your session dates please contact Chloe, see details below.

Young people will be split into two groups: those who identify as LGBTQ and those who may not. At times these groups will work separately and come together at other times, depending on the session content and focus.


All sessions will take place in central Brighton outside of school hours. Places are free. Drinks and light refreshments only will be provided. Participants are advised to bring a packed lunch for the full day sessions.


For further details & booking contact:

Chloe Hoare, Photoworks Learning & Participation Co-ordinator 01273 643908

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