Dana Ariel, Brighton Photo Fringe

BPF18 Call For Entries

OPEN18 SOLO / OPEN18 MOVING IMAGE

We’re excited to announce our partnership with Brighton Photo Fringe, for this years festival 29 September to 28 October 2018.

ONCA will be the venue for the OPEN 18 SOLO exhibition as well as hosting the OPEN18 MOVING IMAGE shortlisted work.

Brighton Photo Fringe is a registered charity that supports early-career photographers and lens-based artists, showcases new talent and enables all kinds of people to enjoy and experiment with photography. Every two years BPF designs and delivers one of the largest photographic festivals of its kind in the UK. BPF is open to everyone and everybody’s invited.

Brighton Photo Fringe festival runs in parallel to the internationally acclaimed Brighton Photo Biennial. In 2016 both festivals attracted over 100,000 visitors and received significant press coverage.

This year’s festival will examine the way photography shapes and changes our lives and how together we can develop new ways of seeing. Brighton Photo Fringe doesn’t set a theme for artists taking part. So please enter work that you consider to be in some way photographic. We want to show work that is well resolved, exciting and innovative.

OPEN18 SOLO

BPF OPEN18 is a solo exhibition opportunity for an early-career photographer offering the following opportunities:

  • All entrants’ work seen by a panel of influential professionals
  • 100 longlisted artists will be listed on our website and projected at the Brighton Photo Fringe Launch Party on 29th September 2018
  • 20 shortlisted artists will have submitted images projected at ONCA
  • One artist will be offered a solo exhibition at ONCA, with an artist’s fee of £750 and print costs covered by our sponsor Metro Imaging Ltd.

Eligibility

Submissions of work are invited from early-career photographers, by this we mean someone who is just beginning to gain recognition.

The work submitted must be an existing body of work which has not been previously exhibited in the UK (the body of work can be graduate work if it has not been shown outside a University or art college).

Entrants may submit any work that considers itself in some way photographic.

Artists working solely or mainly in Moving Image should see our OPEN18 Moving Image call.

Artists between the ages of 14 to 18 should apply for our OPEN18 Young Photographers. Details to be announced in the coming weeks on our website.

OPEN18 Selectors

A panel of specialists will select a shortlist and solo exhibition artist. This year’s panel is:

  • Steve Macleod (Director, Metro Imaging Ltd)
  • Rebecca Drew (Chair, Brighton Photo Fringe)
  • Dana Ariel (Artist and BPF OPEN16 SOLO winner)
  • Bindi Vora (Curatorial Assistant at Hayward Gallery. Artist. Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster and part of Hemera, a photographic Curatorial Collective)
  • Tamar Clarke-Brown (Curator, Artist & Writer)
  • Sam Mercer (Producer of Digital Programme, The Photographers’ Gallery)
  • Karin Andreasson (Picture Editor, News, Guardian News & Media)
  • Lu-Lu Evans (Business & Operations Manager, ONCA)

Delivery and Collection

The OPEN18 selected artist is responsible for the delivery and collection of their work to and from the exhibition space. If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you will get your work to and from the exhibition space at the required times.

Installation of work

The selected solo artist will work with the Brighton Photo Fringe team and the gallery technician to install their work. The selected solo artist will also be required to remove their work after the exhibition with the assistance of the Brighton Photo Fringe team. Access to the exhibition venue for delivery, installation and collection of work will be arranged via a Brighton Photo Fringe team member. Please ensure you are available between 22nd and 28th September 2018 for the exhibition install, and on 29th and 30th October 2018 for the exhibition deinstall. If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you will be able to meet these requirements.

Preview

The exhibition preview events will take place in the evening on Saturday 29th September 2018 (between 6pm and 9pm). The selected solo artist will be expected to attend the preview of their exhibition event unless extenuating circumstances prevent them doing so. We would like all shortlisted artists to attend the preview events also if possible. All shortlisted artists will be invited to the BPF Launch Party from 9pm on 29th September 2018. The artist will also need to be available to meet the press.

Artist Talk

The selected solo artist will be invited to participate in an artist talk about their exhibition and practice on Sunday 30th September. The fee for this is included in the artist’s fee.

Timeline

Application Deadline : 23rd July, 7.59am (GMT). 

Apply for OPEN18 SOLO here.

You can view a plan of the exhibition space here.

For further information please see www.photofringe.org or contact gro.e1531807898gnirf1531807898otohp1531807898@ofni1531807898.

 

© Amak Mahmoodian, still from Shenasnameh, 2016

BPF OPEN18 Moving image is an open call for early-career photographers and moving image artists offering the following opportunities:

  • All entrants’ work seen by a panel of influential professionals
  • Up to 10 artists will be listed on our website and have an image projected at the Brighton Photo Fringe Launch Party on 29th September 2018
  • Up to 10 shortlisted artists will have their film projected at ONCA
  • The 10 artists will also have their work showcased on the BPF website
  • Exhibition fee of £50.00

Eligibility

Submissions of work are invited from early-career photographers, by this we mean someone who is just beginning to gain recognition.

The work submitted must be a moving image work of no more than ten minutes long, that has not been previously exhibited in the UK (the body of work can be graduate work if it has not been shown outside a University or art college.)

Entrants may submit any work that they consider is informed by photography and photographic practice in some way.

Artists working solely or mainly in still images should see our OPEN18 SOLO call.

Artists between the ages of 14 to 18 should apply for our OPEN18 Young Photographers. Details to be announced in the coming weeks on our website.

OPEN18 Moving Image Selectors

A panel of specialists will select the shortlist. This year’s panel is:

  • Rob Dingle (Independent Curator / Contemporary Projects Manager, Art Fund)
  • Kay Watson (Digital Curator at the Serpentine Galleries and BPF Trustee)
  • Mark Aerial Waller (Artist and Lecturer, BA Moving Image, University of Brighton)
  • Inga Fraser (Curator and Art Historian)
  • Lu-Lu Evans (Business & Operations Manager, ONCA)

File submission

The OPEN18 Moving Image selected artists are responsible for sending their work in a readable file format for exhibition as well as a link to a hosting platform such as Vimeo.

Installation of work

The Brighton Photo Fringe team will install your work. You are not required to attend the installation but we hope you will be available to visit the exhibition. We will ask you to check that the online showcase is working to your satisfaction.

Preview

We hope you will be available for the exhibition launch on 29th September, but this is not compulsory.

The exhibition preview events will take place in the evening on Saturday 29th September 2018 (between 6pm and 9pm). We would like all shortlisted artists to attend the preview events if possible. All shortlisted artists will be invited to the BPF Launch Party from 9pm on 29th September 2018. Artists may also be invited to meet with press.

Timeline

Application Deadline : 23rd July, 7.59am (GMT).

Apply for OPEN18 MOVING IMAGE here.

For further information please see www.photofringe.org or contact gro.e1531807898gnirf1531807898otohp1531807898@ofni1531807898

Brighton Photo Fringe receives sponsorship from Metro Imaging Ltd and ONCA, and work in partnership with many others. LensCulture are our partners for the OPEN18.

Main image: © Alice Jacobs, install of BPF16 SOLO – Dana Ariel, Encountering Perforated Ground

Second image: © Amak Mahmoodian, still from Shenasnameh, 2016