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FORMAT

International Photography Festival | Derby, Derby, UK

www.formatfestival.com

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FORMAT is one of the UK’s leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media, based in Derby, UK.

Established in 2004 by Louise Clements and Mike Brown, the biennale festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography and is now one of the UK’s leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media.

FORMAT is focused on developing opportunities to platform the work of international photographers and to provide links for local/national practitioners to show work, exchange opportunities, skills and knowledge and for audiences to see, debate, develop and engage in the best of what photography is and can be.

FORMAT is curated by Louise Clements, QUAD & FORMAT Artistic Director, and organised by QUAD in partnership with: Derby City CouncilUniversity of Derby & Derby Museums

FORMAT11 welcomed Joel Meyerowtiz as it’s theme Patron, alongside long-standing FORMAT supporter and Patron, Brian Griffin.

The next edition of the festival will occur in March 8th - April 7th 2013.

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Such a shocking and powerful image from Nan Goldin. © Nan..

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Such a shocking and powerful image from Nan Goldin.
© Nan Goldin

Such a shocking and powerful image from Nan Goldin.

© Nan Goldin

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21st Nov

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Check out this video from Source Photographic Review as th..

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Check out this video from Source Photographic Review as they are given a tour of the Archive of Modern Conflict west London base.

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20th Nov

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We got back into the office yesterday after a terrific tim..

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We got back into the office yesterday after a terrific time...

We got back into the office yesterday after a terrific time at Paris Photo. Unreal amount of photography to see, but we just about managed it. Here’s an example of the great work on show around the city also, from Swedish photographer Denise Grünstein, seen at the Swedish Cultural Centr

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Bruce Gilden.  Sherry.  Hialeah, Florida.

Good ol’ Bruce!

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FORMAT09 artist Gregory Crewdson is the subject of this ne..

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FORMAT09 artist Gregory Crewdson is the subject of this new documentary titled Brief Encounters, from director Ben Shapiro. Can’t wait for this. See the website here.

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David Lynch briefly speaks about his practice to Epson, be..

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David Lynch briefly speaks about his practice to Epson, before it gets all commercial.

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David Chancellor

‘Hunters’

Jackbell Gallery, London

31.10.2012 - 10.11.2013

Using medium format film, Chancellor documents the tourist trophy hunting industry in Africa today. Work from the same series, entitled ‘Hunters’, won the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at National Portrait Gallery, London. The show is also accompanied by the launch of a new artist publication.

In many parts of Africa the traditional landowners have switched from farming l..

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© Emily Keegin / www.emilykeegin.com

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© Emily Keegin / www.emilykeegin.com

© Emily Keegin / www.emilykeegin.com

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JOEL MEYEROWITZ RETROSPECTIVE NEW BOOK!
Taking My...

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JOEL MEYEROWITZ RETROSPECTIVE NEW BOOK!

Taking My Time is the retrospective monograph covering the life and career of Joel Meyerowitz and provides you with an unprecedented insight into the mind and work of this iconic American photographer.  

This two-volume limited edition is presented in a slipcase and includes a signed print (Paris, France, 1967), a DVD of Meyerowitz’s award-winning film, Pop, a unique ‘graphic novel’ insert that tells the story of Pop and ..

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From Photoshelter’s Luminance conference:

New York-based photojournalist David Burnett almost needs no introduction. He’s been shooting film for over 50 years, and despite the widespread movement to digital, he continues lugging around his 4x5 camera worldwide to events like the Olympics. “It’s tough to be a film photographer in the digital age,” says David Burnett. “But it’s the look of film that’s stayed with me – there’s something almost nostalgic about ..

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Lousie Clements at Mesiac Fotografie 2012

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Lousie Clements at Mesiac Fotografie 2012:

FORMAT’s Artistic Director Louise Clements will be attending the 2012 edition of Mesiac Fotografie early next month and taking part in portfolio review sessions. So if you live or are in Bratislava in Novemeber, be sure to check it out.

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The brilliant FORMAT09 artist, Gregory Crewdson, is the su..

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The brilliant FORMAT09 artist, Gregory Crewdson, is the subject of Ben Shapiro’s new documentary film, Brief Encounters. Crewdson has always been a fascinating artist, investing a great deal of time, effort and money into the creation of his uniquely dark and disturbing worlds.

Find out more on the film’s dedicated website, here.

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Robert Adams: Light

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Robert Adams: Light

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FORMAT13 EXPOSURE Awards

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FORMAT13 EXPOSURE Awards

EXPOSURE OPEN CALL DEADLINE SOON!

It’s been a busy number of weeks and months, but we are now pleased to announce some of the fantastic awards that successfully applicants to our open call, EXPOSURE, could well achieve.

Alongside being part of one of the largest photographic festivals in the UK, exhibiting amongst some of the greats of contemporary photography, those who are successful in their submission will be opening up further opportunities for themselves. Here’s a b..

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15th Sep

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“Reportage by Getty Images covers a huge diversity of...

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“Reportage by Getty Images covers a huge diversity of topics in the news: from famine and conflict to documenting the quirkier side of life. Two Getty photographers Peter Dench and Tom Stoddart will be in conversation with Getty’s Vice President of Assignment Aidan Sullivan about their distinctive projects and their experience of photographing diverse subjects.

Peter Dench, a previous FORMAT artist, joined Reportage by Getty Images this year and is about to ..

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30th Aug

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TateShots speak to American photographer Taryn Simon about..

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TateShots speak to American photographer Taryn Simon about her outstanding series A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters. I was gutted to miss her show at the Tate Modern before the turn of the year!

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