10 principles. 10 photographers. 10 venues. 10 months. 1 city.

About the project

Brighton & Hove was accredited as the world’s first One Planet City in 2013.

Selected and commissioned from an open call by FotoDocument, ten emerging and established photographers have created ten photo essays in response to each of the ten principles of One Planet Living, a sustainability framework created by Bioregional and adopted by the city of Brighton & Hove.

One Planet City launches as part of the 2014 Brighton Photo Biennial.

The exhibitions are installed in key public spaces across the city and remain in situ for ten months. Each venue is semantically linked to the individual One Planet Living principle it is hosting and the ten inter-related exhibitions are best viewed as an arts trail around the city.

The works have been made over the summer of 2014 with the support of environmental experts from Bioregional, Brighton & Hove City Council and other partner organisations. The photographers have also been supported by artistic mentors throughout this project.

The brief has been interpreted by each artist in a unique way, resulting in ten distinct exhibitions.

The project has been conceived, commissioned and curated by FotoDocument in partnership with Photoworks and Bioregional and is supported by Arts Council England.


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Your feedback is very valuable to us – please do take a few minutes to fill in the Survey Monkey about the exhibitions at the link below – many thanks.


Overall One Planet Living Leads

Anthony Probert, Bioregional
Thurstan Crockett, Brighton & Hove City Council
Mita Patel, Brighton & Hove City Council

Sustainable Water Lead
Sean Ashworth, Environment Agency

Sustainable Materials Lead
Cat Fletcher, Freegle

Zero Waste Lead
Cat Fletcher, Freegle
Jan Jonker, Brighton & Hove City Council

Land Use & Wildlife Lead
Rich Howorth, Brighton & Hove City Council
Paul Gorringe, Brighton & Hove City Council

Culture & Community Lead
Shelaine Siepel, Brighton & Hove City Council

Local & Sustainable Food Lead
Jess Croker, Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Zero Carbon Lead
Damian Tow, Brighton Energy Co-op
Lisa Doody, Brighton & Hove City Council
Francesca Iliffe, Brighton & Hove City Council

Health & Happiness Lead
Alistair Hill, Brighton & Hove City Council
Alison Moore, Brighton & Hove City Council

Sustainable Transport Lead
Cllr Ian Davey, Brighton & Hove City Council

Equity & Local Economy Lead
Rob Dawson, Brighton & Hove City Council

FotoDocument Directors
Nina Emett, Lucy Bryson

FotoDocument Advisory Panel
Professor Dominic Kniveton, Janie Wilson, Karoki Lewis, Simon Bottrell, Simon Roberts, Thurstan Crockett, Toby Buckle, Valeria Locatelli

Design, Build & Installation credits
Standard8, Tom Snell – Hove Promenade, The Lock Crossing, The Level
Green Sea Collective, Nick Stickland – Open Market
University of Brighton, Nick Gant & Jim Wilson – The Waste House
7creative, Simon Bottrell – Emmaus Brighton & Hove, BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground

Artistic Mentors
FotoDocument offers warm thanks to all the Artistic Mentors who acted as critical friends and have helped the commissioned photographers to achieve their best work.

Celia Davies, Donna Close, Professor Francis Hodgson, Mark Power, Melanie Friend, Nina Emett, Simon Roberts

Thanks also to:
James Adams, Kelly Booth – Veolia, Zach Emett, Liza Frank, Marianne Craig,  Hemantha Trevelyan, Toby Buckle – Leading The Change, Simon Amster, Southern Water

FotoDocument would like to thank our volunteers who have given their time generously to support this project.
FotoDocument and our One Planet City commissioned photographers offer sincere gratitude to all the people who are featured in the One Planet City photo essays.