The IDENTITY Project – A Portrait of a Community, by award-winning photographer Chris Jepson, is an exploration of what it means to identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community today.

After more than 20 years working for various LGBTQ+ media, the project was conceived in 2019 to redress the visual narrative that LGBTQ+ people look a certain way.

This collection of the diverse faces of the people of Brighton & Hove’s LGBTQ+ community aims to challenge the stereotypes and assumptions of perceived identity.

The Brighton & Hove edition is a multi-exhibited body of work, and hopes to give visibility to marginalised LGBTQ+ people, promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

Exhibitions of the Brighton & Hove Edition include:

JUBILEE LIBRARY, BRIGHTON • July – August 2021
CHALK, BRIGHTON • July – November 2021
IRONWORKS STUDIOS, BRIGHTON • July – October 2021
THE LEDWARD CENTRE, BRIGHTON • 01 Nov 2021 – Jan 2022
ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FEDERATION OF GAY GAMES, MERCURE HOTEL, BRIGHTON • 08–12 Nov 2021
PlusX Innovation Hub, BRIGHTON • 01–28 Feb 2022
JUBILEE LIBRARY, BRIGHTON • 06-26 February 2023
PlusX Innovation Hub, BRIGHTON • 21 Feb – 30 March 202
PlusX Innovation, BRIGHTON • 01 Aug – 29 Sept 2023

Find out more – here!