Brighton Photo Biennial is an ambitious, bold and innovative festival of international photography. It aims to offer a challenging and stimulating event to wide and varied audiences.
Brighton Photo Biennial is a Photoworks production and we need an army of volunteers both in front of and behind the scenes, to help us make it happen.
For its seventh edition, Brighton Photo Biennial examines the politics of identity and representation through the lens of fashion and style photography with a series of new and divergent perspectives. Throughout October, exhibitions and events across the city of Brighton & Hove will form Brighton Photo Biennial 2016, Beyond the Bias – Reshaping Image, and probe how photography can inform and reflect socio-political issues.
The BPB16 exhibitions and programme, to be announced soon with a packed calendar of talks and events, will have plenty to offer non-specialist and specialist audiences alike. Subjects covered include: representations of the body, gender and sexuality; the subversion of social and cultural norms; photography’s function with the fashion business; the politics of sub-cultures and tribes.
The full BPB16 festival programme will launch in August on the Brighton Photo Biennial website bpb.org.uk
BPB14 in the Press
‘As much about photography’s past as where it is going, and the balance is perfectly pitched’
‘A single visit won’t seem like enough time to take it all in.’
‘The premise for the Biennial was pushed to its fullest, and as a result it succeeded in delivering a fascinating and challenging experience.’
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Previous editions of Brighton Photo Biennial have been curated by Jeremy Millar (2003), Gilane Tawadros (2006), Julian Stallabrass (Memory of Fire, 2008), Martin Parr (New Documents, 2010). Since 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial has been curated and produced by Photoworks.
Who can get involved?
We’re looking for motivated individuals with a passion for photography and contemporary art to join our BPB16 team.
A variety of volunteer roles are available. Many of our volunteers are photographers themselves, arts students or enthusiasts keen to learn and share skills. Anyone who can spare two half days a week or more throughout October is encouraged to get involved.
What volunteer roles are available?
Gallery explainers and invigilators, information assistants, technicians, event photographers, brochure distributors, hospitality and event assistants, evaluation assistants, plus a variety of office based administrative roles.
When will they be needed?
We ask volunteers for a minimum of two half-day sessions per week.
Volunteer Period: during installation in late September through de-install in early November; our preview evening Friday 30 September 2016; every day throughout the festival, 1-30 October 2016.
Some office-based opportunities may also be available in August.
Times: Between 10am – 6pm (times vary for different venues).
N.B. Briefing session, for all volunteers, Wednesday 28 September
Where will all this happen?
A variety of exhibition and event venues in central Brighton and our offices at the University of Brighton, Edward Street, Brighton.
Why get involved?
Volunteering with Photoworks for Brighton Photo Biennial is a great way to gain experience and new contacts. You’ll benefit from first hand experience of running exhibitions and events, engage with a dynamic group of arts professionals, curators and artists and make new friends.
Brighton Photo Biennial volunteers can also enjoy: free entry to many BPB16 events, discounts on Photoworks publications and, of course, a big thank you at our volunteer wrap party in November.
We’re always happy to supply references on request.
How to apply:
Download and complete the application documents below
Please email completed copies of these forms together with
* a copy of your CV
to George Mind firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for receipt of applications: 5pm Wednesday 21 September
Informal group interviews: Thursday 22 September
Briefing session: Wednesday 28 September– 18.00 – 20.30
Please contact George Mind, if you would like any further information.