Photo Fringe 2020


Welcome to Photo Fringe 2020

Photo Fringe is an open platform, allowing all photographic artists the opportunity to share their work.

TAKE/MAKE is a call to action, inviting artists and audiences to take photos and to make a difference; to make art and communicate our place in the world through it; to use photography to make change; to develop new ways of seeing together.

For our ninth biennial photography festival, in a time of uncertainty and change, we’ve invited artists to experiment with us and the inspiring results can be viewed both online and in-venue.

See our Visit page to find out how to explore the festival.


Alongside work chosen from Photo Fringe 2020 OPEN calls, over 150 photographers and collectives have created digital exhibitions responding to the festival’s TAKE/MAKE theme. The Photo Fringe 2020 line-up includes practitioners from all career stages, from recent graduates to established talents. Our own region of South East England and the wider UK are well represented, but with barriers of distance removed, about 20% of our exhibitors are international. Subjects range from protest and the environment, to reclaiming lost histories and the intimacy of conversations over tea. The impact of Covid19 is a common thread provoking diverse creative approaches.

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Operating within up-to-date social distancing guidelines, over 20 self-curated exhibitions, together with presentations of work curated from open call, are showing throughout October in galleries, pop-up venues and outdoor installations in Brighton & Hove and along the coast in Worthing.

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Photo Fringe Hubs

You’ll find Photo Fringe Hubs in Brighton at Phoenix Art Space and Duke's Lane and in Worthing at Colonnade House, Worthing beach and Worthing Pier. See our Visit page.

You can find our OPEN20 Awards here and Collectives here.


All Photo Fringe and self-curated exhibition venues are following the latest Covid-19 guidelines.

At indoor exhibitions you will be asked to social distance, wear a face covering, hand sanitize and follow a one-way route.

You are very likely to have to book ahead and provide details for Test and Trace.

Please be aware that opening times may have to change suddenly, so do check them in advance of your visit.


Supporting events run throughout the month online with countless opportunities to join in and find new ways of seeing together with discussions, talks, workshops, tours and more. Vote for your favourite Photo Fringe exhibition in our Peoples’ Choice Danny Wilson Memorial Award

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Photo Fringe is a registered charity (1148109). If you enjoy our festival, please consider supporting us with an online donation and help us in our mission to develop new ways of seeing together.


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Download our Press Release here.