New Documents


Publishing is part of the Biennial's programme of activities delivered through partnership with Photoworks and independently by Biennial partners. 

Brighton Photo Biennial: New Documents curated by Martin Parr

ISBN: 978-1903796443
Price: £25 (excl. p&p)
Publication Date: 1 October

Brighton Photo Biennial 2010: New Documents Catalogue, £25 (excl. p&p) published 1 October 2010. The official catalogue to BPB 2010, edited by Martin Parr, Guest Curator, including essays exploring the curatorial approach, exhibition outlines and key festival themes including texts by Jamie Wyld and an introductory preface by Helen Cadwallader, BPB Executive Director. The catalogue presents the work of all the artists selected for BPB 2010: New Documents including numerous indepth folios.

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BPB2010 New Documents

Stephen Gill, Rinko Kawauchi and Alec Soth
Price: £15 each

Photoworks are producing three limited edition hard back books to accompany the BPB2010 keynote exhibition of newly created work by Rinko Kawauchi , Alec Soth and Stephen Gill in response to the city of Brighton & Hove. Each edition will be limited to 1000 copies, and a small number of signed copies are available to pre-order at £15 each (inc free UK p&p) from Photoworks 01273 607 523.

Photoworks Magazine Issue 15

Price: £6.95
Publication Date: To be published 1 October 2010

Available from selected WH Smith, specialist art bookshops, from Amazon and by subscription

The official partner magazine to BPB2010, this special issue of Photoworks includes folios of the Photoworks commissioned work of both Rinko Kawauchi and Alec Soth each to be exhibited in Strange & Familiar: Three Views From Brighton. Another folio features the stark portraits of 1960’s nightclubbers taken by the bouncer Billy Monk in the notorious Capetown “Les Catacombs Club”, presented in the BPB2010 exhibition New Ways of Looking. Fresh light is cast on everyday design with an extraordinary examination of public litter bin photographs from the Design Council Archives, as seen in House of Vernacular. The issue also features an in-depth round table discussion about the themes of BPB 2010 between Martin Parr, Charlotte Cotton, Paul Reas and Paul Bonaventura.

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Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Programme

Memory of Fire: The War of Images and Images of War
Publication Date: October 2008

Co-published with Photoworks, this fully illustrated 24 page publication provides details of BPB 2008 exhibitions and events including a concise essay by Julian Stallabrass introducing festival themes and issues, an essay by Sarah James exploring the genre of aftermath photography in the museum. This publication is available at Biennial exhibition venues and distributed through Photoworks magazine issue 11. 

You can download a PDF of the full programme here, the file is 1.77mb.

Photoworks Magazine Issue 11

Price: The official partner magazine to the BPB2008 limited stock still available direct from Photoworks.
Publication Date: Autumn/Winter 2008

A unique forum for British and international photography, Photoworks magazine showcases established artists and emerging talents, publishes new critical writing on photography and reviews international books and exhibitions. 

This edition of Photoworks magazine includes special features to complement the activities of Brighton Photo Biennial 2008: Including folios from Nina Berman, Sarah Pickering, Lisa Barnard and Daniel Blaufuks alongside text from leading writers on photography and visual culture including an essay on the curation of BPB 2008 by Julian Stallabrass. To subscribe to Photoworks or to purchase a copy using a credit card please call 01273

Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Book

Memory of Fire: The War of Images and Images of War

The Biennial and Julian Stallabrass, BPB 2008 Curator, are in discussions with an independent publishing house developing a mutually appropriate book proposal. The Biennial is hoping to finalise discussions in early Spring. Please continue to check this website for up to date information. 

Brighton Photo Biennial 2008 Free Guide

Publication Date: September 2008

Guide to BPB 2008 exhibitions and events, available at all participating venues.

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Brighton Photo Biennial 2006 Catalogue

ISBN: 1-903796-20-2
Price: £12.99
Publication Date: 2 October 2006

Co-published by Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial, the BPB 2006 Catalogue features a preface by Gary Younge, The Guardian's New York correspondent; a re-print of the original text from James Baldwin and Richard Avedon's Nothing Personal; and a new essay by Gilane Tawadros - Strangers and Barbarians: Representing Ourselves and Others.

Plus: colour/B&W illustrations of all work and new commissions in Biennial and Education projects; introductory texts to each exhibition; and artist biographies.

Co-edited by Gilane Tawadros (BPB 2006 Curator); David Chandler (Director of Photoworks); and John Gill (Executive Director of the Biennial).

Price: £12.99, 160 pp

Available from BPB participating venues or Brighton Photo Biennial office


Cornerhouse Publications
Tel: 0161 200 1503

Brighton Photo Biennial 2006 Guide

Brighton Photo Biennial's clear and accessible 2006 Guide features illustrated descriptions of all exhibitions, projects and events. The Guide is distributed free throughout Brighton and Bexhill-on-Sea and to exhibiting venues, cafes and bars.