Claire Wearn is announced Photo Fringe Festival Director
Photo credit: Zoltan Borovics
Claire Wearn, who delivered our 2016 Fringe so successfully, will rejoin Photo Fringe as our new Festival Director.
As a creative producer, Claire has over 15 years experience of working with a portfolio of artists, commissioning organisations and visual arts festivals.
In 2010, Claire started working with some of the world’s best known documentary photographers and since then she's developed her practice with a focus on photography to support lens-based artists.
Brighton Photo Fringe Chair, Rebecca Drew says "We're thrilled to have Claire on board again. Her great energy and experience are just what's needed to deliver our ambitions for this year's festival. With Claire as our Festival Director, the Photo Fringe can really make a positive difference to lens-based artists, and everyone who enjoys photography in the South East. I have no doubt that Claire will help to build an exciting future for Photo Fringe."
Claire's portfolio includes: Black Country Stories with Martin Parr (Multistory, 2010-2014); Open for Business (Multistory and Magnum Photos, 2011-2012); Pictures from America: Rochester with 10 Magnum photographers (Magnum, 2012); Ex-offenders with David Goldblatt (Multistory, 2012-2013); three editions of HOUSE Biennial featuring Gillian Wearing, Nathan Coley and Laura Ford (2015 - 2017); Brighton Photo Fringe (2016); two editions of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards (Photoworks, 2017-19); Brighton Photo Biennial (2018); Peckham 24 (Photoworks, 2019); In Focus with Explorers (2019).
Claire says "2020 will be an exciting year for Photo Fringe and I'm looking forward to working with so many talented people, to show how photography can offer new ways of seeing together."