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Brighton Photo Fringe Photo Stroll Part One – Jinkyun Ahn, The Photocopy Club and The Unphotographable with Farnham student Catherine Symons

Trying to get work together for the Brighton Photo Fringe with Tri-pod and our work-in-progress show IS THAT IT (more to come later), plus moving and looking for work has been full on.

I’m now based in Brighton, for the time being, and while I find my feet, I asked Farnham student Catherine Symons, who attended the press view, to cover it for the blog. It’s great to get another perspective, let go and allow someone else the space to preview the shows…

So, I now hand over to Catherine for the first of two posts.

 ON THE SURFACE OF IMAGES – JINKYUN AHN

Confrontation 1 from On The Surface Of Images © Jinkyun Ahn. Photo courtesy of the artist and The Phoenix Brighton

On Saturday 6 October the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012 was launched, starting at Phoenix Brighton. Phoenix Brighton is used this year to showcase OPEN 2012.  Over 100 submissions were received and On The Surface Of Images by Korean photographer Jinkyun Ahn was selected as the winner by Clare Grafik, Susanna Brown and Oliver Chanarin.

Photographer Jinkyun Ahn in conversation with Afshin Dehkordi, Photograph by Catherine Symons

Ahn’s first major solo exhibition On The Surface Of Images shows his photographic work on the subject of his parents, looking at the theme of mortality. “The empty plot that my parents prepared for their after-life is an image of death that will be fixed eternally in the landscape, as well as, in my mind.” From the artist’s statement.

Photographs by Catherine Symons

Walking around the exhibition, there is the experience of the different elements and processes that Ahn went through in his mind when making this body of work. He comments on the distance and isolation he experienced through showing the fragmenting of his parents with their faces darkened or dismembered in different ways.

On The Surface Of Images runs until 18 November.

THE PHOTOCOPY CLUB

Photos Catherine Symons.

The fifth exhibition from The Photocopy Club is on show at The Phoenix Brighton. The Brighton-based company opened in 2011 with the aim to have six bi-monthly open submission exhibitions. The idea behind this organization is to take photographs from the internet and instead put them into the public’s hands.

100 photographers work is displayed on chipboard, including envelopes and notes sent in, which adds a rawness to the project. Bringing together a variety of different images, the aesthetic of the work allows the tactile nature of the photograph to come back into play and for the work to be disseminated to a wider audience.

This show is followed by the exhibition DUO hosted by WEARELUCKY/HOLYGHOST – a show looking at the work of four pairs of young photographers. Details of their next submission exhibition can be found at The Photocopy Club deadline 18 November.

UNPHOTOGRAPHABLE – MICHAEL DAVID MURPHY & THE ENTENTE

© Michael David Murphy & The Entente

Brighton Photo Fringe designers, Michael David Murphy and The Entente invited members of the public to contribute to their work, whereby they take elements of the unphotographable and combine this with text.

Photo by Catherine Symons

“Opportunities missed.  Simple failures.  Occasions when I wished I’d taken the picture, or not forgotten the camera, or had been brave enough to click the shutter.” Michael David Murphy.

The result is a graphical representation of what would have been and is achieved through combining bold black text with coloured symbols. The text and symbols give the viewer a snippet of the whole image and engaging the viewer’s imagination to allow them to determine the image that they would like to see.

Allow your imagination to run free with this thought-provoking installation.

All shows at The Phoenix Brighton. Open Tues-Sun 11:00-17:00.

Filed under: Photo Stroll, Photographers, Photography Festivals Tagged: Afshin Dehkordi, Catherine Symons, Jinkyun Ahn, Michael David Murphy, On The Surface Of Images, Phoenix Brighton, The Entente, The Photocopy Club, The Unphotographable

and the winner is…

Buyers of the first limited edition 500 Photographers T-shirt were able to enter the photography competition and possibly win a copy of the next edition. Several people entered and a winner has been chosen. All images were wonderful and it was a pleasure to see how various people approached the object in different ways.
The winning image is a man running in an open field with the sun slowly going down. It is an uplifting photograph full of movement and freedom. Strong in its simplicity. Congratulations to Jasper Hof.

The winning photograph:

Image by Jasper Hof | www.jasperhof.nl |

The other entries:

Image by Lawrence Mooij | www.dutchfoto.nl |

Image by Ghada Khunji | www.ghadakhunji.com |

Image by Erik Kroes | www.k4rp.nl |
Image by Robert Kleijweg | www.amouri.nl |
Image by Edmund Janssen

This message will be online for one week and will then be moved to a new page on this website. To find out more about the photographers and to see the work they normally make, click on the websites below their images when available. Thanks to all the people who bought a t-shirt and to those who send in an image.

Rhubarb Rhubarb presents The Crossing

“Are you going to stay where you are, live in the past, or cross over into the new world offered to you through technology, tenacity and a mind-shift around money, dependency, what is possible and how it can be achieved?”

The Rhubarb team -Rhonda Wilson, Lorna-Mary Webb, Sebah Chaudry,  to name the ladies who organized the successful International Review for 10 years in Birmingham- are rethinking of different ways of bringing photographers an event that will benefit them considering the shifting terrain of the contemporary image world. 

With “The Crossing”, Rhubarb bring together a great line up of inspiring speakers for one day:

  •  London based agent David Birkitt will talk about new markets. His company DMB Media is managing the career of brillant contemporary photographers such as Simon Roberts, Morad Bouchakour, WassinkLundgren …
  •  Photographer Edmund Clark will talk how he has made his documentary practice into a fine art success. Ed Clark latest project  ”Guantanamo:If The Light Goes Out” as well a book published by Dewy Lewis Publishing has been exhibited  in galleries and institutions and acquired for museum collections
  • Christian Payne is freelance mobile media maker who also specialises in social media and photography: OurManInside.com
  • Michael Donald has been photographing men who have scrore a goal in Fifa World cup and co-directed and produced  ”I Scored a Goal in the FIFA World Cup Final”, a series of short films and a one hour documentary
  • Benjamin Chesterton & David White are Duckrabbit, a UK based production and training company. The talentuous duet produces photofilms and publishes the very opiniated and often hilarious duckrabbit blog. They will talk about the benefits of making work into a multimedia platform and how making stills into films could open up a whole new market.

“The Crossing”, a one-day artist development seminar takes place on 26th March at The Theatre , The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, Birmingham . B9 4AA. Admission is 20£ ( 23,50 €). Visit Rhubarb website for booking informations and programme.

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