The Miniclick Response Exhibition / Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd November

Our programme with the Brighton Photo Fringe begins on their opening weekend of Sat 2nd and Sun 3rd of November with an experimental mass curated exhibition at the Phoenix Gallery, Brighton.

We’re looking for your submissions! Please either bring images along on the Saturday (on USB or disc) or send them in advance (by dropbox, wetransfer or similar). Maximum of 15 images and they should be jpgs, 300dpi and a minimum of 30cm wide. They can be from a series, or single images. Deadline for submission via email is 5pm on Friday 1st November. Please note, we’re only taking submissions in person on the Saturday (2nd Nov). Anyone questions, please email Jim on Thanks!


Response is a democratic process that is aimed at promoting upcoming talent, via peer photographers.

We’ll be set up in the gallery’s Green Room all day (11am to 5pm) on the Saturday, inviting people to bring along some of their work on USB or disc (or sent via email before Fri 1st Nov). The work will be checked out on screen by the collected masses in attendance, one of the Fringe’s selected emerging curators and some very special guests we’ll be inviting along from the photography industry.

See below for info on how to submit work.

As it’s being looked at, we’ll be able to pick out images to be printed there and hung there and then as part of an evolving exhibition that will grow and develop throughout the day as new themes emerge throughout Saturday. The exhibition will remain in place on Sunday and at the end of the day everyone will have the chance to grab their prints.

Please note, we will only be accepting contributions in advance or on the Saturday.

We’re working with Lucy Bell Gallery (formerly The Independent Photographers Gallery) on this event and during the day Lucy Bell will be working with the peer groups and reviewers to select ten photographers to offer them a chance to expand on the response exhibition and exhibit their work at the Lucy Bell Gallery – one of the South’s most important  photographic galleries.

The ten shortlisted will be ask to supply hi-res files and the prints, printed by Paul Thomas at Martel Colour Print at 20 by 30, will be on exhibition at the gallery and gallery website from 15th-22nd November (the shortlisted photographers will be asked to contribute £30 to the cost of printing).

In addition to the masses in attendance, the Miniclick team and Lucy Bell, our special guests will be helping us select images at various times throughout the day. Our special guests include…

Rachel Segal Hamilton

Rachel Segal Hamilton is a London-based writer and editor, specialising in photography, film and art. Her work has appeared in the British Journal of Photography, Photomonitor and Time Out, and she is Commissioning Editor at IdeasTap, a creative network for emerging talent. Rachel also has experience in working directly with young people through arts and education organisations, including Encounters Film Festival, Envision, Future First and Southwark Theatres’ Education Partnership. 

Eleanor MacNair

Eleanor Macnair’s first job was as photo-production assistant at fashion advertising agency Toth Brand Imaging, New York before returning to the UK where she spent four years at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in Chelsea. She joined the National Portrait Gallery in 2008 and worked on the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for four years, and major exhibitions such as Irving Penn Portraits, Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life and Hoppe: Society, Studio and Street. Last year she moved to Media Space at the Science Museum to launch the venue before moving to White Cube. In her spare time she works on press for a variety of photographic organisations and publishers, such as GOST books.

Helen Trompeteler

Helen Trompeteler is Assistant Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, where she has contributed research to major exhibitions including Man Ray Portraits (NPG, 2013) and curated a diverse range of displays, both historical and contemporary, including Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits (NPG, 2013), Spotlight on Peter Rand (NPG, 2012), Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s (NPG, 2011), From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney (NPG, 2010) and Jane Bown: Exposures (NPG, 2009). She has previously been a judge for exhibitions with the Association of Photographers and London Independent Photography. Recent writing includes an illustrated chronology of Man Ray’s life and career for the catalogue Man Ray Portraits (2013).

She is the editor of

Laura Pannack

Laura Pannack is a London based Photographer. She was educated at the University of Brighton and Central Saint Martins College of Art.

Her work has been extensively exhibited and published both in the UK and internationally, including at The National Portrait Gallery, The Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, and the Royal Festival Hall in London.

In 2010 Laura received first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards. She has also won and been shortlisted for several other awards including The Sony World Photography Awards, The Magenta foundation and Lucies IPA.

Her art focuses on social documentary and portraiture, and seeks to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer.

Laura is driven by research led self-initiated projects. In her own words, she does all she can “to understand the lives of those captured, and to present them creatively”.  She is a firm believer that “time, trust and understanding is the key to portraying subjects truthfully”, and as such, many of her projects develop over several years. Her particular approach allows a genuine connection to exist between sitter and photographer, which in turn elucidates the intimacy of these very human exchanges. Her images aim to suggest the shared ideas and experiences that are entwined in each frame that she shoots. Laura largely shoots with a film camera on her personal projects, allowing her process to be organic rather than being predefined by fixed ideas, thus removing additional pressure on the sitter.

‘Laura’s remarkable ability to build trust and respect with her subjects allows her to express a gritty vulnerability that is as sincere as it is elusive to capture.’

Terry O’ Neill – photographer

Entry is free and your welcome to drop in anytime on the Saturday with your work or to see how the exhibition is developing, and on Sunday to see where we got to. Please bring a maximum of 15 images on disc, USB stick or sent in advance via Dropbox, WeTransfer or similar to Images should be jpgs, 300dpi and a minimum of 30cm wide. Deadline for submission via email is 5pm on Friday 1st November.

Ten of the photographer’s whose work is on the wall over the weekend will have the opportunity to develop it further with a week long exhibition at the prestigious Lucy Bell Gallery later in the month.

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd November. Phoenix Gallery. 11am to 5pm. Free Entry.


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