In its eighth edition, the multi-venue photography festival looks at the meaning of separation, identity, home and geographical uncertainty through historical and contemporary vantage points.
They include scenes from immediately before and during the destruction of the Calais refugee camp known as The Jungle, taken by Harley Weir and displayed at Fabrica, as well as a new commission at Jubilee Library by Heather Agyepong, who specifically concentrates on the hopes and fears of young local residents, reimagining their identities in a set of self-portraits following the conduction of a series of workshops and interviews.
There’s much to look forward to elsewhere during the month-long run, including six exhibitions at the University of Brighton Galleries on Grand Parade and Edward Street, a single billboard in Jubilee Square giving focus to sitters feeling alienated by tempestuous times, and, at 24 Dukes Lane and the Fishing Quarter Gallery, perspectives from Syria and The Channel. A series of events and online showcases accompany the programme.
Various venues, Friday 28th September – Sunday 28th October 2018.
Visit photoworks.org.uk for full listings and use the hashtag #BPB18.
Image: Tereza Červeňová, Tomky, Borský Svätý Jur, Slovakia, August 2016, from the series June 2016-18. Showing University of Brighton Galleries (Edward Street).