For its seventh edition, Brighton Photo Biennial sets out to explore understandings of identity and representation – our personal and projected image – as influenced by the pervasive genre of fashion and style photography.
Beyond the Bias – Reshaping Image, explores photography’s role in defining and informing our understanding of subjects such as: gender and sexuality, the representation of the body, the politics of style, subcultures and the subversion of social and cultural norms.
The exhibitions, commissions and events focus on individuality, sub-cultures and communities, in contrast to standardisation, mass-representation and the generic.
That’s right, the BPB2016 is taking place now but don’t worry, it’s an extended event, so there’s still time to attend. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibits, workshops and shows (including the LensCulture Street Photography Awards screening) so there’s a little something for everyone. The theme of the festival “probes photography’s duality” digging into both authentic, informative imagery and the uniform visual culture we’ve grown accustomed to seeing. All in all, a great event to check out. Click the link above for more information about events and specific times and locations.