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Brighton Photo Biennial gets an above-Parr treatment

Brighton Photo Biennial gets an above-Parr treatment

Brighton Photo Biennial launched

American GI home from 120-day stay in Afghanistan, 2004Suzanne Opton
The fourth Brighton Photography Festival (BPB) has been launched amid dramatic economic hardships, but my money is on it being a roaring success. It will put Brighton on the map as somewhere other than a gay clubbers’ delight and a hen-party hub. The reason for my confidence? The guest curator, Martin Parr. He's a Zelig-like character who spends his life dropping into every photo festival around the world and is the best-known UK photographer on the international stage today, his reputation made through his controversial high-colour documentary photographs and the touring exhibition Parrsworld, which is fed by his collector’s bug.

This is the world’s first ever entirely un-framed exhibition - it makes sense

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