Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) is a volunteer-led, collaborative platform providing essential professional development opportunities and peer-support for emerging lens-based artists. Committed to equality and diversity, BPF’s year-round programme fosters ambition, innovation and self-reliance in artists; nurtures confidence and creativity in participants; and inspires audiences with extraordinary images in unexpected places.
BPF has gained international recognition for the quality of its inclusive programmes over the past decade. The open ethos of the Fringe makes it distinct from any other photography or lens based festival presently working in the UK. Participation is key to everything we deliver, whether it is directly targeted at participants, community groups or audiences.
Established by local artists in 2003 to compliment Brighton Photo Biennial (BPB), every two years BPF designs and delivers a city-wide festival of exhibitions and events that attracts local, national and international participants and audiences. Since its inception, the BPF has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the UK, attracting over 60,000 visitors in 2014. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, BPF is open to everyone and everybody’s invited.