Photo Fringe 2022: Real Utopias


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Photo Fringe is open to all and everyone's invited.

Our tenth biennial Photo Fringe festival runs 6-30 October 2022 with exhibitions and events taking place online and in venues across and beyond Brighton & Hove.

As ever, our open-platform festival will present a stimulating mix of self-curated shows and work selected from open calls in galleries, cafés, pop-up venues, outdoor installations and other extraordinary spaces. Lens-based practitioners of all career stages and working in any genre are invited to join our mission to develop new ways of seeing together.

“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it is to imagine what is possible.”
bell hooks

Our chosen theme for 2022 is Real Utopias, a call to action for Photo Fringers and audiences to explore how photography can help us imagine a brighter, safer, fairer world.

As we emerge from the depths of the pandemic, learning to cope with new challenges and global emergencies, the future feels increasingly unsettled. Photo Fringe co-opts the expansive medium of photography to create alternative futures. Real Utopias takes the here and now as a starting point for dreaming and visualising a better future.

Details of our open call opportunities, networking events and workshops will be released soon. Registration for exhibitors will open in June.

Please be sure to sign up to our newsletter and keep an eye on our Instagram channel to be amongst the first to know. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, or would like to discuss your ideas with us, please contact clairewearn@photofringe.org

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