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Brighton Photo Biennial gets an above-Parr treatment | reviews, news & interviews

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.



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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