‘Another Way of Looking’

Coinciding with the 2014 Brighton Photo Biennial and Brighton Photo Fringe this October, Miniclick are curating a season of free talks, participatory events, discussions, exhibitions and workshops centred on the theme of ‘Another Way of Looking’.

The events will take place at The Miniclick Business Concern, a new temporary exhibition and talks space at 68MS in the centre of Brighton, and will feature photographers and artists including Rob Hornstra, Jason Evans, ABC, Louis Porter, Tom Pullen and many more.

I’ve joined Miniclick for a number of their events in the past including their original Response Exhibition and 2014 (P)review of the Year and they’re always so enjoyable and thought provoking. You can read the full press release for the ‘Another Way of Looking’ programme here and keep up to date via their website.

Miniclick Response Exhibition

Earlier this month I joined Miniclick for their first Response Exhibition, an event devised with Hastings based Lucy Bell Gallery. Almost 100 photographers submitted a total of more than 700 images, in advance and in person. The images were projected during a two-day event at the Phoenix Brighton, and discussed by photographers, the public, Lucy Bell, Jim Stephenson from Miniclick, Brighton Photo Fringe emerging curators Lulu Evans and Kayung Lai, and guests including myself, Eleanor MacNair, Rachel Segal Hamilton and Laura Pannack.

As images from each submitted portfolio were discussed, chosen images were printed, and added to an every changing wall, in which pairings and themes were found and continuously developed. At the end of the event ten photographers work was chosen for an exhibition at Lucy Bell Gallery which is now on show and continues until 23rd November.

Read more about the Response Exhibition on the Miniclick blog, where you can also view a slide show of work by the selected photographers Jocelyn Allen, Christopher Bethell, Richard Cutler, Peter Gates, Sam Laughlin, Margaret Mitchell, Nikosono, Kajal Nisha Patel, Kristina Salgvik and Amelia Shepherd. It was wonderful to be involved with this exciting and highly collaborative event; an experiment in mass curating which I hope Miniclick repeats in the future.

Brighton, November 2013, Photo: author’s own.

Miniclick / Firecracker: Women in Photography

As part of a special season coinciding with International Women’s Day (8 March), Miniclick and Firecracker are holding an event in Brighton on 2nd March celebrating Women in Photography. Hosted by Miranda Gavin, deputy editor of Hotshoe magazine, talks will be held by Fiona Rogers, founder of Firecracker, and photographers Jo Metson Scott, Abbie Traylor Smith, Maria Gruzdeva, Agata Pietron and Chloe Dewe Matthews who will show and discuss their work. Full details at the Miniclick photography talks website.