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Brighton Photo Fringe Photo Stroll Part Two – Richard Glynn, PhotoVoice and Brighton ArtsFORUM 2.0 with Farnham student Catherine Symons

Welcome to the second part in Catherine Symons’ Photo Stroll on the press view for Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.


Richard Glynn – Lost Waltz. Photos © Catherine Symons.

Situated on the North Lawn, St Peter’s Church is this intriguing outdoor exhibition by Richard Glynn, a Wideyed exhibition curated by Human Endeavour.

In 1869 Josephine Bowes and her husband decided to make a grand house, which was also designed to be a place for their large artwork collection to be shared with the people of Teesdale, County Durham. However, the Bowes didn’t live to see the completion of this project, and although some rooms were open to the public, some were incomplete.

“The images are of a space in transition; an unfulfilled dream about to find new life, but tinged with the stillness and sadness of what might have once been.” From Wideyed website.

There is something captivating about this exhibition. There is the busy traffic of Brighton all around, and yet, encapsulated within the lawn, is the stillness of the subjects in these photographs. On until 18 November.


PhotoVoice, Having Our Say Too. Photos © Catherine Symons.

PhotoVoice is an organisation which was set up to encourage and allow people from socially excluded groups to express themselves through photography and story telling.

The exhibition is currently displayed in one of the Photo Fringe’s hub spots – The Redroaster café. Showcased work is from a two-year project working with young people from around the UK who have been sexually exploited.

Many of the participants had never used a camera before so PhotoVoice set up  workshops. What was so apparent, when talking with the young people about the work they made, was how much it helped them and how much they enjoyed working with PhotoVoice and photography. “It gave me something to focus on and I would definitely like to continue with photography.”

The hard-hitting subject of the images displayed in this busy café highlight how this is an every day occurrence and one that should not be ignored.

Over the next year, PhotoVoice will deliver three more projects and combine them to make a DVD. This DVD will be a resource for practitioners working with young people, supported by The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People. Ended 20 October.

Brighton ArtsFORUM 2.0

Female Fighters, Amelie Shepherd. Photos © Catherine Symons.

Brighton Media Centre hosted a selection of work from Brighton ArtsFORUM facilitators and presenters as part of Brighton Photo Fringe.

Artists include Murray Ballard, Peter Bennett, Martin Everett, John Ferguson, Emer Gillespie, Fiona Harvey, Beatrice Haverich, Julia Horbaschk, Vanessa Jones, Catherine Larré, John Mallett, Jacqueline McCullough, Ellen Montelius, James Reid, Amelia Shepherd, Mariya Ustymenko and James Withey.

Brighton ArtsFORUM aims to facilitate and support critical debate, where artists can articulate and discuss the concerns of their work in progress.

Included in the exhibition is photographer Amelia Shepherd with her series Female Fighters. Portraits of female fighters are presented alongside audio interviews on a video screen. The women have all been documented in the moments straight after fighting or sparring. The idea behind Amelia’s work came from her own participation within the sport, as she comments upon misconceptions of female fighters. Ended 17 October.

Filed under: Photo Stroll, Photographers, Photography Festivals, Uncategorized Tagged: Amelia Shepherd, Brighton ArtsFORUM, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton Photo Fringe, Catherine Symons, Female Fighters, Josephine Bowes, Lost Waltz, PhotoVoice, Redroaster café., Richard Glynn, The Bowes Museum, The National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People.

Rania Matar’s Portraits of Teenage Girls in their Bedrooms


© Rania Matar

For her series A Girl and Her Room, Rania Matar photographed teenage girls in the privacy of their rooms as a sort of lyrical commentary and analysis of girls in transition to womanhood.

Arianna Rinaldo, Photo Consultant for D Magazine, which recently featured A Girl and Her Room, met Matar and viewed her portfolio last year as an expert reviewer at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. This is only one of the countless success stories from Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. If you are a serious photographer looking for a unique and efficient way to progress your career, you can still register for this year’s edition of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris, November 7-8-9. Time is running out quickly: Act now.


© Rania Matar


© Rania Matar

Aperture on Press: Brian Ulrich

Brian Ulrich is on press for his upcoming book Is This Place Great Or What at Main Choice Printers in China. This monograph presents the photographer’s decade-long exploration of the shifting tectonic plates that make up American consumer society. Ulrich focuses, in part, on photographing the architectural legacies of a retail-driven economy in the midst of collapse—shopping malls on the brink of demolition, empty big-box stores, and other retail structures in transition. Look for the book in stores this October! Is This Place Great Or What will accompany an exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Read more here from Brian’s experience making the book on his blog Not if But When.

Michael Jang

We live in a culture of immediate gratification. That can be difficult for photographers who make work that would actually have more resonance in the future–vernacular images of a town in transition, photographs of gas prices, work about our changing culture. But sometimes it’s work that you make and forget about, as is with the case of Michael Jang. I featured Michael’s work about his family from the 1970’s on Lenscratch last year, and I was thrilled when Michael let me know about some work he had just discovered from the 1980’s.

As Michael puts it: In 1983, a local TV station held a contest for anyone who wanted a chance at reporting the weather. My job was to do a head shot of each contestant after their screen test. Five winners were chosen out of nearly one hundred applicants. The pictures were never used but I developed the negatives anyway without proofing them. They had been lost until recently and I am seeing them for the very first time.

What’s next?

Coinciding with FOAM‘s tenth anniversary is a forward-looking micro-site: What’s Next. The site a selection of articles and reflections by some of the most interesting minds in photography today, covering everything from the future of the institution to the effects of digital media on photography.

The good people at FOAM say: “The question ‘What’s Next?’ is founded in our conviction that photography has fundamentally changed during the last twenty years. And this process of change and transition might not be finished yet. The digitalization of the medium has altered every aspect of photography, whether it is the photograph as an object, the position of the professional photographer, the function of the photo lab, the news agency or the photography museum.

In fact the question ‘What’s Next?’ is about far more than ‘just’ the future of photography. It is also about the future of a society dictated by visual media, of a society in which people primarily communicate with technological tools that have been developed and made into consumer products with incredible speed. It is about the future of a society in which every layman can and will be a photographer, sharing his experiences with newly made online communities, a society in which the experience of time and space have drastically changed.”

In conjunction with the website FOAM recently held a fascinating symposium, a few video clips of which you can see here:

To see more videos like this from FOAM click here

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Lewis Baltz – Photography is a Political Technology of the Gaze" (1993)

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The Grange Prize – Moyra Davey on Documentation and the Transition from Analog to Digital

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In the final video in The Grange Prize artist series, Moyra Davey reflects upon her artistic lineage and influences, and discusses the tension between digital and analog technologies. Take a look at the video, then visit thegrangeprize.com to view more and vote!

Daniel Schumann’s Elisabeth und Wilhelm

dallas teeth whitening . Daniel Schumann‘s project Elisabeth und Wilhelm unites contemporary portraiture of his grandfather and images taken from family photo albums. The transition from the appropriated imagery to the more mediated photographs doesn’t always feel fluid and intuitive, however, regardless this series is a compelling examination of familial heritage seen through two distinctly different photographic tacks.

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From Elisabeth und Wilhelm
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From Elisabeth und Wilhelm
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From Elisabeth und Wilhelm
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From Elisabeth und Wilhelm
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