Listen to Lynn Weddle discuss the making of Brighton Photo Biennial exhibition 'Why Are We Leaving?' where young people from Brighton & Hove used photography to respond to the themes of this year’s festival.
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
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