The Brighton Photo Fringe is now one of the country's largest photography grassroots organisations, with more than 120 exhibitions and events accompanying the Brighton Photo Biennial last year. In 2003 Lisa Creagh initiated a loose association of photographers and organisations in Brighton to collaborate in a unified series of exhibitions and events to accompany the inaugural Brighton Photo Biennial, directed by Jeremy Millar.
The success of the Fringe was acknowledged by both the Arts Council and Brighton and Hove Council who pledged seed money to establish the Fringe as a permanent fixture. The full history of the growth of the Fringe from a meeting of four individuals to a funded organisation. The first two years is outlined in these pages, taken from the notes from meetings, financial accounts and records of the time. For more info about current BPF events and activities please visit their website.