The Shot I Never Forgot is a new exhibition being premiered as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2014 with the support of funding by Arts Council England.
Participating photographers were invited to think about and propose an image that they have never published or exhibited before. This could be an image that might have sat untouched for some time, but has remained in their mind since they shot it.
Many of the artists instinctively knew which image they should share, sometimes because it was poignant, sometimes because of its personal significance or simply because it is a great photograph.
Most photographers shoot many more images than ever see the light of day in exhibitions or books, often including fabulous stand alone pictures – shot on instinct – whilst making work for another project. Because these single images do not fit the brief, they sit gathering dust in an ever-growing archive.
The Shot I Never Forgot is a chance for some of these images to be presented in their own right, for others to enjoy; a platform to enable some of these memorable photographs to be seen for the first time.
This project began life as an online gallery and will continue to evolve throughout the exhibition and beyond at www.ourworldmyeye.com. During the exhibition, members of the public will be invited to share their own memorable photographs, with a panel of photographers awarding a prize to the most striking.
Alongside the exhibition is a free newspaper publication featuring the exhibited images, which will be distributed at the exhibition, throughout Brighton and beyond.
The Shot I Never Forgot was devised and curated by John House.