Brighton Photo Fringe works from the creative cluster in Brighton & Hove to support photographers and lens-based artists across the South East coast. We create platforms for new talent; nurture collaboration and collective working; and enable all kinds of people to enjoy and experiment with photography.

Established in 2003, Brighton Photo Fringe (BPF) was set up by local photographers as a response to the international Brighton Photo Biennial. With increasing numbers of participants and visitors, over the years BPF has expanded to become one of the largest festivals of it's kind in the UK.

While the festival is the keynote event in the Photo Fringe biennial programme, we also coordinate year-round activity including monthly networking meetings for lens-based artists and photographers; workshops and events; international collaborations and exhibition opportunities.

Brighton Photo Fringe is a registered charity, and is led by a Board of Trustees: Rebecca Drew (Chair), Helen Cammock, Emma Critchley, Fergus Heron, Chloe Hoare, Kay Watson and Martin Seeds.

Please support Brighton Photo Fringe to continue its work by donating here.

Or find out how to become a Friend or a Patron here.


  • Support us

    Help raise match funding for BPF20. You can donate here.

    Become a patron of the Brighton Photo Fringe and support the photographers of tomorrow. As a Patron, you play a crucial role in supporting our the Photo Fringe to nurture emerging photographers.

    Patrons have the opportunity to enjoy a close relationship with the team at Brighton Photo Fringe, as well as meeting our impressive array of photographers and curators.

    Patronage packages start from just £20 annually. Find out how to join here.

    Donate now

  • Volunteers

    BPF is a registered charity and a volunteer-led organisation without ongoing core funding. We operate through collective and partnership working and the hugely generous gifts of time that all kinds of people offer to us.

    There are many opportunities to get involved through volunteering across the festival and its exciting programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops, screenings, tours and more.

    If you would like to volunteer with us please email kate@photofringe.org

    Find out more here

  • About us

    Brighton Photo Fringe is a volunteer-led, collaborative platform providing essential professional development opportunities and peer-support for emerging lens- based artists.

    Committed to equality and diversity, BPF’s year-round programme fosters ambition, innovation and self-reliance in artists; nurtures confidence and creativity in participants; and inspires audiences with extraordinary images in unexpected places.

    Every two years in October Brighton Photo Fringe organises a free city-wide open-access fringe festival of new photography.
    Read more about us here

  • Contact

    Festival Manager: Kate O'Neill


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