Brighton Photo Biennial and Queer Culture - A Season

  • 2nd Oct 2011 - 31st Oct 2011
    Lighthouse, Brighton

Lighthouse worked with Brighton Photo Biennial and internationally renowned photographer, Martin Parr on an exhibition for 2010's biennial event.

Their exhibition, 'Queer Brighton', presented newly commissioned work by Molly Landreth (USA) and Zoe Strauss (USA), documenting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities of Brighton & Hove.

To celebrate and contextualise the exhibition, Lighthouse presented a season of artistic programming which explored queer identity. Following the opening of the exhibition, they hosted an 'In Conversation' event on 3 October 2010 with Molly Landreth and Dr Catherine Harper (founder member of the LGBT Queer Life Research Hub at The University of Brighton). Entitled 'Talking about Queer Pictures', the event was an opportunity to hear and discuss the creation of Queer imagery with photographer Landreth as she reflected upon the making of the images in the exhibition.

Other events during Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 included a Queer Pecha Kucha Night, an opportunity for people to talk about a cultural passion using only 20 slides (15 October); a series of film screenings, including, Assume Nothing, selected from London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (14 October) and a creative writing workshop entitled, 'Do You Remember the First Time?' (23 October), staged in collaboration with New Writing South and BPB.