FORMAT International Photography Festival: Conference

10 Apr 2015

Event times

09:30 - 17:00

Cost of entry

£60/45 (concessions)


Derby, United Kingdom


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FORMAT International Photography Festival presents an interdisciplinary conference at QUAD that takes as its starting point the main festival theme of ‘Evidence’.


FORMAT15 Conference
10 April, 9:30am – 5:30pm (registration begins at 9am)
QUAD, Cinema 1
Passes: £60, £45 concessions (QUAD members, over 60s, unwaged, student)
Refreshments and a light-lunch will be included

For FORMAT15 we present an interdisciplinary conference at QUAD that takes as its starting point the main festival theme of ‘Evidence’. Each of the selected speakers – a number of whom are exhibiting work as part of FORMAT 15, with others selected from an open call for papers – explore the multi-faceted ways in which ‘Evidence’ can be gathered, examined, re-contextualised and disseminated. The conference day will feature talks by key invited speakers, panel discussions, PechaKucha sessions, culminating with a plenary.

The conference will cover work encompassing photography, moving image and the use of existing archives, teasing out further themes relating to the main Festival theme, such as: ‘Evidence & the Political’; ‘Heritage’, ‘Authenticity’, ‘Photojournalism’ and ‘Science’. The conference is presented in collaboration with QUAD, the University of Derby and the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby.

Keynote Speaker

Eyal Weizman

Selected Speakers

Christine Eyene, Writer and Curator
Kim Knoppers, Curator, Foam, Amsterdam
Jonathan Wright, Programme leader Forensic Science with Criminology, University of Derby
Natasha Caruana, Artist – ‘Love Bomb’
Sarah Pickering, Artist – ‘Art & Antiquities’
Stéphanie Solinas, Artist – ‘How Photography Invented Identity’

Also featuring 
Camilla Brown, Scott Caruth, Lee Wing Ki, Katarzyna Wincenciak, Debbie Adele Cooper, David Moore, Tim Shore,  Bound By No Nation (Tara Darby, Delaine Le Bas, Ronke Osinowo) Presented by Ronke Osinowo, Walter Menzies, Camilla Boemio, Chris O’Reilly, Michelle Bogre, Martina Cleary, Lina Manousogiannaki, Dafna Talmor, Peter Ainsworth, Francesca Seravalle, Allan Taylor, Marco Bohr, Agnieszka Kozlowska

Find out about the speakers subjects and biographies here.

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