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An Insight into the Lives of Brighton’s Street Community

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An exhibition showing photography by homeless men and women in Brighton is underway as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe and the Brighton Photo Biennial.

The ‘Living Rough – Rough Living’ photography exhibition presents a range of photography depicting life on the streets, produced by clients at First Base Day Centre.

The exhibition has given members of Brighton’s Homeless Community the opportunity to share with the wider community their personal experiences of living and sleeping on the streets, resulting in a rare and thought provoking insight into street life.

A photography book to accompany the exhibition is also available. The book has been included as part of a photo book exhibition throughout the Biennial (6 October – 4 November 2012) and can be seen at the Jubilee Library in Brighton.

Copies of the book are being sold for £7.00 and can be bought at First Base Day Centre. All proceeds will be used to support homeless and insecurely housed men and women in Brighton. Please call 01273 326844 to reserve your copy.

The ‘Living Rough – Sleeping Rough’ photography exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday 20th October and Saturday 27th October from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at First Base Day Centre, St Stephens Hall, Montpelier Place, BN1 3BF.

For more information please contact Marek Coskry on 01273 326844.

Brighton and Hove is a tale of two cities. At one end of the scale there is extreme wealth and success, at the other end there is stark poverty and exclusion.

The arts and culture scene in Brighton & Hove is important to the social and economic make-up of the city and reflects its diverse and unique communities.

It seems particularly fitting, therefore, that it should showcase the extraordinary hidden talents of its most socially excluded residents through a photography exhibition in a listed building, once part of the Royal Pavilion Estate.

Marek Coskry, Coordinator of ‘Living Rough – Rough Living’

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