FORMAT International Photography Festival is one of the UK’s leading biennale contemporary photography and related media biennales. It take place in Derby, UK, and contains exhibitions, portfolio reviews, workshops, commissions, summer school, conference, screenings, talks, photo collectives, publications, international meeting place, mass participation and much more. In the off years of the festival organises a professional practice programme, conference, talks and exhibitions.
The festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography. FORMAT is the place to see an incredible range of new work alongside the best known practitioners of the world. FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities to platform the work of international photographers and providing links for local/national practitioners to show work, exchange opportunities, skills and knowledge. Organised by QUAD in partnership with Derby City Council, University of Derby and Arts Council of England.
The next full festival edition will be 4th March to 3rd April 2011 organised around the theme
‘Right Here, Right Now’ exposures from the public realm
Director/Curator: Louise Clements QUAD
Director: Mike Brown: – Derby City Council
Co-ordinator: Cathy Haynes
Assistant Curator: Alfredo Cramerotti QUAD
Marketing Director: Adam Buss QUAD
Technical Manager: Oli Melia QUAD
FORMAT Steering Group -
Professor Huw Davies (Chair): Dean Faculty Arts Design and Technology University of Derby
Louise Clements: Director/Curator FORMAT, Senior Curator QUAD
Mike Brown: Director FORMAT, Arts Projects Manager-Principal Arts Officer Derby City Council
Cathy Haynes: Co-ordinator FORMAT
Sue Steward: Art and Photography Writer and Broadcaster
Keith Jeffrey: QUAD Director
Max Kandhola: Photographer, Nottingham Trent University
Jane Fletcher: Photographer and Writer, University of Derby
Adam Buss: QUAD Deputy Director
Brian Griffin: Photographer
Arts Council England, QUAD, Derby City Council, University of Derby, Esme Fairburn
Image credit: Mike Brown
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