Talk & Open Call: HOME with The Brighton Festival

Alongside The Brighton Festival and their theme this year of HOME we have curated a talk and participatory submissions project based around the photographic journey HOME.

We have three talented photographers coming to speak with us about both their own personal work and their part in collaborative projects that document a sense of home and place.

We are also asking for submissions! We are looking for visual responses to a portion you will be assigned of a short story written by John Morrison. These responses will be pieced together along with the story to create an illustrated piece of both image and text which will be published online on May 31st alongside the talk. Everyone is welcome to submit and to attend the talk. Entry is free for both. Scroll down for submission guidelines and more information.


Tuesday 31st May. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.

Free Entry at  The Old Market, Brighton.


Chris Harrison

Sid went to the jungle with the Commandos, a bit of him didnt make it home.


Chris Harrison has been working as an artist and photographer for 26 years. Currently residing between Oslo and London, Harrison originally hails from the North East of England, as the title of his 2012 monograph alludes: “I Belong Jarrow.”

Harrison began his career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University and receiving a Northern Arts Production Award to produce the first of many works considering narratives of misrepresented British culture, a theme Harrison has continued to investigate in profound and personal projects, culminating most recently in the 16th Bradford Fellowship in Photography at the National Media Museum, Bradford.

Throughout Harrison’s career as an artist, during which he received an M.A. in Photography from the Royal College of Art, his work has been shown in exhibitions around the world including the Imperial War Museum London, the German Historical Museum Berlin, the Museo Macro Testaccio Rome, Arles Photo Festival France and the Tate Britain, while selected prints are held in the collections of such institutions as the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Irish Gallery of Photography, The Imperial War Museum, the British Council and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Matt Martin of The Photocopy Club



The Photocopy Club is an exhibition project, zine publisher and educational resource that was started to help get young photographer’s work off the computer, on to the gallery wall and into the hands of the public.

By making the process of open submissions available to everyone the photocopy club has curated over 50 UK and worldwide based exhibitions, workshops and talks since 2011.

Working solely with BxW photocopying, the photocopy club has also produced solo exhibitions and zines with more established artists and curators, as well as workshops and talks at leading photographic festivals and events for the past 4 years.


Home is a submissions based event, that will run along side our talk based around the same theme. Looking at the work of both individuals and collectives using photography to represent their idea of home we want to explore the different approaches to that strange, uncertain and often overwhelming experience of returning home.

Many photographers attempt to capture this experience and essence of place at some point in their career, the medium lends itself so well to recording journeys and creating memorabilia. This personal journey, however, often creates subjective and emotionally charged representations of place. We wanted to explore collaborative approaches to this journey and create a something that represents shared experience and variety in visual language.

Writer John Morrison has created a piece for this purpose based on his journey home, in order to construct a collaborative representation of experience we are inviting you to illustrate his story photographically. Our intention is to explore the physical and emotional experience of our own personal journeys whilst relating to the experiences of others. In combining text with images relating to home, Miniclick hopes to encourage connection in place and experience.

To take part you will need to e-mail us to receive a section of the story to respond to visually (up to 3 images). Please then send your images (format and size specifications below) back to us. We will be publishing the finished illustrated story in sequence via our website on May 31st.



The Submissions of Interest Deadline is midnight on Friday 13th May.

Final submissions, reacting to your section of John’s story, must be emailed to us by Monday 30th May. Work may be photographic, illustrative, painting, etc etc.

Images based submissions must be 300dpi and 30cm (12 inches) along the long edge, RGB.

When submitting work, please name the files as YOUR NAME_CLIPPING NUMBER_NUMBER (ie Jim Stephenson_Section 9_1)

There is no limit to how many submissions you can make.

Submissions will be credited as: HOME : Jim Stephenson / Brighton / 2016 (So please let us know where you’re from)

Submissions (and any questions) should be sent to

Please note the online archive will display submissions as they were originally submitted. By submitting work to Home, you do not surrender any copyright or other rights to your submissions.

Miniclick claims no copyright but you do agree to Miniclick using your submissions to promote Home and to adding it to the online archive.  All work will always be credited whenever used.

Miniclick accept no responsibility for legal action taken against anyone submitting work for which they do not have the right to distribute.


Tuesday 31st May. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.

Free Entry at  The Old Market, Brighton.


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