PREVIEW: LGBT photographic exhibition set for Brighton this August

Paul Gustafson January 26, 2015

A photographic exhibition featuring portraits of gay, lesbian, bi and transgender (LGBT) people from a variety of backgrounds and professions, and with a range of interests, experiences and passions, is set to come to Brighton in the summer.

Outcome#Outcome: Growing Up. Coming out. Living Life. is a project by Greenwich-based photographer Tom Dingley, consisting of a series of portraits of LGBT people, where each subject holds a personally chosen printed photograph of themselves as a child.  Tom’s photographs demonstrate the subjects’ transition from the children they once were to the adults they have become after coming out, the ‘outcome’ being that they have grown up, and are living fulfilling lives where their sexuality, gender and the process of coming out has not held them back.

The photographer’s primary aim is to inspire and give hope to anyone who is starting to question or come to terms with their sexuality and is afraid of the journey that lies ahead of them.

Says Tom: “The process of coming out can understandably be a daunting one. I want people to know that although times may seem hard, and although they may feel isolated, there are so many people out there in the LGBT community who are happy, successful, and optimistic about the future. I want #Outcome to show that there are countless opportunities out there for everyone, no matter who they are or where they’ve come from!”


Event: #Outcome: Growing Up. Coming out. Living Life

Where: Brighton Jubilee Library, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1GE

When: August 4-10

If you’d like to be part of the project, email: or follow on Twitter @TomDingleyPhoto, or visit