Metro is thrilled once again to be supporting the Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF). Now in it’s sixth edition BPF is a registered charity supporting early-career photographers and lens-based artists, showcasing new talent and encouraging everyone and anyone to enjoy and experiment with photography.
Since its inception in 2003, the BPF biennial festival, has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind in the UK, attracting over 100,000 visitors in 2012. Showcasing the best of current photographic practice, embracing all audiences and supporting photographers to organise exhibitions across the city of Brighton & Hove and along the south coast.
BPF14 will offer a month-long platform for hundreds of artists to exhibit their work. In true Fringe spirit, BPF14 will take art out onto the streets and into unusual and unexpected exhibition spaces. BPF Hubs, guided tours, brochures, website and maps will orient visitors as they explore photography across the city and along the coast to Hastings.
Metro’s involvement for 2014 has grown and in addition to being the official print sponsor for the festival we are delighted to be providing a prize for the winner of the Danny Wilson Memorial Award
. The Award recognises the best emerging or early career photographer exhibiting as part of BPF14 and was established to commemorate the life and work of the late director of the Brighton Photo Fringe, Danny Wilson.
Additionally throughout October the BPF14 keynote exhibition OPEN14
will take place, it features a solo show by an selected artists from an international open call, which will take place on Brunswick Square. Our own Director Steve Macleod is part of the judging panel alongside Karin Andreasson, Assistant Picture Editor, Guardian; Harry Hardie, Panos Pictures and HERE Press; Daniel C. Blight, curator and writer and BPF14 Curatorial Mentor and assisted by BPF14 Curatorial Trainees. The selected artist will be supported by an artist's fee of £500 with all the exhibition prints produced by Metro Imaging.