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Curator's Choice

By Stella Cardus

Curator's Choice

One of the features of the Brighton & Hove Photographic Collection is the Curator's Choice.

These are collections of photographs that guest curators have selected as their personal favourites. Sometimes the curator is a photographer and the photos are their own work on a specific theme. Other curated choices are groups of photographs that simply belong together - either they came from the same source, like the “Backyard Brighton” images or the curator sees something in each of them that makes them work together.

Magnum photographer Mark Power, was the inaugural guest curator. He was endlessly fascinated by images of the town whether it is from the earlier days of photography or from the more recent past.

JJ Waller chose not to trawl through the site selecting his favourites, but instead to especially shoot some new work capturing the last day of the Open Market before its makeover re-launch in 2013.

Barry Pitman contributed photos from his archive with a common thread around performance both live and on the street including events and activities that are not often recorded.

For more about JJ Waller and the Brighton & Hove Photographic collection please see this lovely article in the Argus.


This page was amended on 18/05/2015
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