Listen to Inès de Bordas, Curator of Cross Channel Photographic Mission as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2018, discuss her choices and the history of the exhibition.

Photoworks began as the Cross Channel Photographic Mission in collaboration with the French CRP/Centre régional de la photographie des Hauts-de-France. Works by nine photographers explore landscape and communities in France related to the construction of The Channel Tunnel between 1987-94.

Brighton Photo Biennial 2018

Examining the current state of flux as the United Kingdom redefines its role in Europe, the eighth Brighton Photo Biennial draws on one of the most important geopolitical events of our time. 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. Visitors are invited to examine Britain’s geography as an island: simultaneously divided and connected. They can also reflect on the ongoing refugee crisis and photography’s role in the construction of national identity. Photoworks’ own beginnings are revisited with the Cross Channel Photographic Mission, created to mark The Channel Tunnel physically linking Britain to the continent for the first time in 12,000 years.

Brighton Photo Biennial 2018 Official Filmmaker: Vasil Dzhagalov 

For other films from our Watch & Listen click here. 

For more information about our Cross Channel Photographic Mission exhibition, click here.  

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