The National Front march through Brighton, Castle Square, Brighton 1981. © The Argus.
The National Front march through Brighton, Castle Square, Brighton 1981. © The Argus.

BRIGHTON PHOTO BIENNIAL - Whose Streets? Screening

Images from the Argus archives


5-6 October 2012
Lighthouse, Brighton


IMAGES OF ACTIVISM AND POLITICAL PROTEST ON BRIGHTON’S STREETS FROM THE ARGUS NEWSPAPER’S ARCHIVES


As part of Brighton Photo Biennial 2012, Lighthouse are hosting a screening of compelling images which document over 40 years of protests in Brighton. Whose Streets? will be shown as a screening, prior to the photographs being installed in Jubilee Square and across the city.

Brighton has a rich history as a contested political space. Exploring the archives of Brighton’s long established newspaper BPB12 curators have worked with Argus photo-journalists to select compelling images from over 40 years of local protests.

From 08 October, Whose Streets? will be displayed around the city and also in Jubilee Square; the selection teases out recurrent concerns for residents and visitors to the city through pictures of CND marches, student sit-ins, opposition to Fascist demonstrations, protests against tax avoidance and resistance to cuts to education funding.

Whose Streets? is part of BPB12, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space
At Lighthouse it is presented alongside our BPB12 exhibition, Geographies of Seeing by Trevor Paglen.

Venue: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Dates: 05 and 06 October 2012
Times: 11am – 6pm
FREE

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