This year's Brighton Photo Biennial, titled Beyond the Bias, is themed around ideas of identity, particularly the way photography is able to shape a projected image.
Curated by the local non-profit organisation Photoworks, the biennial takes place throughout the month of October. It features three major exhibitions: the European premiere of curator Shantrelle P. Lewis's The Dandy Lion Project, a collection of 150 photographs of the 'Black Dandy' phenomenon; a show by photographer Ewen Spencer that depicts young people in Liverpool and at the Notting Hill Carnival; and Reimagine (working title), a collaboration between Olivia Arthur and Bharat Sikka that explores self-image in relation to gender and sexuality.
Alongside these headline shows, there will be several satellite shows. On 30 September, there will be a series of panel discussions featuring the photographers and curators on show. 1 October will see the launch of the 23rd Photoworks Annual Issue.