Queer Photography – a non definitive survey

Presented by Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS)
Curated by Gil Mualem-Doron

A grid of 6 photos featuring people. Some are brightly-coloured, some are black-and-white.
Photography (from left to right): Jenny Nash, Francesca Alaimo, Keith Race, Eva Marschan-Heyes, Simon Pepper, Ben Sharp

To celebrate the opening of The Ledward Centre – Brighton’s LGBTQ+ new safe space, The Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) is staging a large group exhibition of lens-based artists and photographers with works centred on social and political themes and photography projects created through participatory and collaborative practices. The works includes an examination of queer identities, documentation of pride and other LGBTQ+ events, exploration of “queer spaces”, participatory work with marginalised communities, narrative based projects and works that defy definitions.

The exhibition will include works submitted in open calls and selection of some of the works exhibited in SEAS’s online exhibitions in the past two years. The exhibition will include established and early career photographers as well as historical work from archives in the US and Europe. All the works will be shown on digital screens and at night will be projected onto The Ledward Centre’s window.

The exhibition will be launched on October 29th as part of Brighton Digital Festival and will continue until January 15th 2022.

Curated by Gil Mualem-Doron

Launch event

There will be a private view on Friday 29/10/2021, from 17:00 to 20:00. Tickets are free although limited and can be booked here.

Queer Photography & Collaborative Practices – Artists’ talk

This event will feature several of the exhibition’s photographers, including Anthony Luvera, Chris Japson, Gil Mualem-Doron, and Sharon Kilgannon, and will concentrate on socially engaged photography and collaborative practices.

The event will take place on Saturday, 6 November 2021, 16:00 – 18:00 at The Ledward Centre.

Tickets are free although limited and can be booked here.

Where to view the work

The exhibition can be viewed in the windows and – when the Centre is open – on the Ground floor of The Ledward Centre – next to the Library on Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE – from Friday 29th October 2021 to 15th January 2022.

The exhibition is supported by Art Council England and Sussex Communities Trust.

SEAS Logo - A patchwork raised fist holds an art brush.
The Ledward Centre