Emotional football photography exhibiton held on Brighton streets

Posted On 08 Oct 2018 at 10:15 am

An exhibition by Brighton photographer Pete Boyd, focusing on football as a vehicle for the emotions of men, is being held outside in Brighton city centre this month.

The candid photographs, made in Brighton during England’s 2018 World Cup matches, “describe the communal experience, from jubilation to despair, expressed in the safe space for emotional release that football spectating provides.”

The work is displayed outside in Portland Street on the side of the North Street Decathlon sports shop, in the centre of Brighton.

Mr Boyd said: “The outside location of this street photography exhibition takes the photographs back into the public sphere in which they were made, trading the exclusivity of the art gallery for the democracy of the streets.”

It’s Not About Football runs until 31 October, part of Brighton Photo Fringe, during Brighton Photo Biennial.

You can see this and more of Pete Boyd’s photographs at peteboyd.com.

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