Photoworks began life in 1987 as the Cross Channel Photographic Mission, an organisation with a French counterpart and a joint mission to explore the landscape and communities affected by the construction of The Channel Tunnel. More than twenty five years on, this exhibition will focus on work and archival material related to the commissions made in France and will include over sixty pieces from Lewiz Baltz, Marilyn Bridges, Christian Courreges, Fabiana Figueiredo, Jean-Louis Garnell, Bruce Gilden, Josef Koudelka, Philippe Lesage, Bernard Plossu & Michel Butor. The exhibition has been curated by Inès de Bordas. In partnership with CRP/ Centre régional de la photographie Hauts-de-France.
The exhibition will form part of Brighton Photo Biennial, returning this autumn (28 September – 28 October 2018) with a month of free photography exhibitions and events across Brighton & Hove.
The Biennial is a Photoworks production and the theme for this, its eighth edition, is A New Europe. The festival will examine the current state of flux as the United Kingdom redefines its role in Europe, our shared history and photography’s role in the construction of national identity.
A New Europe draws on one of the most important geopolitical events of our time. Our status in the European Union may be changing, yet geographically the United Kingdom will remain part of Europe – with a shared history and intertwined future. The festival will explore these topics by incorporating work from key practitioners alongside emerging talents. Showing contemporary perspectives, much of this work has been produced by young artists and in response to current uncertainty.
Photoworks presents a selection from the collection of the CRP/.