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Update: You can view Parr presenting the full list of artists and photographers he selected for the Biennial in this video shot at the Photographers' Gallery.
For its fourth edition, Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 will present New Documents, curated by the internationally renowned photographer, editor and curator Martin Parr. New Documents will reflect the immediacy and vibrancy of contemporary documentary practice, the eclectic passions found in collections of historic and vernacular photography and new commissions informed and inspired by the diverse communities and contexts of Brighton & Hove.
BPB 2010 will be the world’s first frame free photography festival and the curated programme will be viewable entirely on foot presented in the public galleries and spaces of Brighton & Hove. A programme of related exhibitions will be on show at venues across the South East. Brighton Photo Biennial works in partnership with Brighton Photo Fringe, collaborating on various projects and creating joint platforms, including the Fringe's keynote exhibition and the portfolio reviews.
BPB 2010 opens 2 October until 14 November 2010. Over 85,000 visitors are expected to attend the exhibitions, talks and events across Brighton & Hove and the South East region. Education and learning is an integral part of Brighton Photo Biennial. The BPB 2010 education programme will present outcomes from a series of multi-platform, artist led projects, and provide exciting opportunities for participation.
Programme highlights for BPB 2010 include:
• Commissioned works from three internationally regarded photographers: Alec Soth (USA), Rinko Kawauchi (Japan), Stephen Gill (UK), who will each present their own responses to Brighton & Hove.
• Commissioned work from two emerging and mid-career photographers Molly Landreth (USA) and Zoe Strauss (USA), who will both record Brighton & Hove’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities during Pride in Brighton & Hove in August.
• Premieres and recently produced work by eleven mid-career photographers from countries as diverse as Algeria, Argentina, China, France, India, Mexico, Senegal, South Africa, The Netherlands, UK and USA.
• Recontextualising work from seven historical collections and archives by commercial and non-professional photographers from around the world:
• Photo Paintings from North East Brazil collected by Titus Riedl.
• The Corinthians featuring amateur American family snapshots, 1947 to 1974.
• Litter Bins from the Design Council Picture Library, 1950s and 1960s. University of Brighton Design Archives.
• Wirtschaftswunder by Josef Heinrich Darchinger shot for The German Ministry of the Interior, during the cold war period. Archive of Modern Conﬂict.
• Aeroplane Interiors showing the luxury of African dictators’ private jets, 1960s and 1970s. Archive of Modern Conﬂict.
• Men in Hats, street photographs from Bogota. Archive of Modern Conﬂict.
• Babies and Children portraits by commercial photographer Lee To Sang, 1970s and 1980s.
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