FORMAT International Photography Festival

15 Mar 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

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England, United Kingdom


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FORMAT is back with exhibitions, talks, events, conference, photobook market, workshops and more. Established by QUAD in 2004, it is now the UK’s leading festival of photography and related media.


FORMAT19 presents over 50 exhibitions, 200 international artists, over 30 days, including: portraits of Elvis impersonators and off-grid Siberian communities; documentary projects on the tribes of Native Americans and the post-conflict and wartime landscape of North Africa; a French treasure hunt for buried gold and the search for the truth behind the exclusive Bohemian Club in America - just a few of the many extraordinary photography stories to discover.

FORMAT19 will look at the zeitgeist of photography, how it is evolving and moving ever forward, while keeping a curatorial eye on its past and being constantly reinterpreted.

This ninth biennale of the festival incorporates Derby’s most beautiful buildings and key landmarks, plus satellite venues in nearby cities. FORMAT is organised by QUAD and DMARC (Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre) at the University of Derby.

FORMAT19 runs from the 15th March - 14 April 2019.

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Louise Fedotov-Clements

Exhibiting artists

Dylan Hausthor

Sophie Gerrard

Tomaso Clavarino

Jonny Briggs

Seunggu Kim

Max Pinckers

nina röder

Craig Easton


Jamie E Murray

Margaret Mitchell

Brian Griffin

Louis Quail

Lottie Davies

Edgar Martins

Ke Peng

Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Graeme Oxby

Casey Orr

Paulina Otylie Surys

Anne Golaz

Elena Anosova

Simon Roberts

Shawn Records

Roy Mehta

Mark Duffy

Martin Seeds

Sharbendu De

Virginie Rebetez

Laura Pannack

Rodrigo Orrantia

Camillo Pasquarelli

Leah Gordon

Emily Berl

Lydia Goldblatt

Abbie Trayler Smith

Maki Hayashida

Michelle Sank

Gloria Oyarzabal

Lucia Sekerková Bláhová

Ana Teresa Vicente

Doug Fishbone

Gemma Marmalade

Jens Schwarz

Ronghui Chen

Stuart Freedman

Liza Ambrossio

Jillian Edelstein

Yvette Monahan

Maria Sturm

Four Corners Books

Kate Peters

Zoé Aubry

Benedikt Partenheimer

Stefanie Moshammer

Caroline Furneaux

Fernando Martin Godoy

David Copeland

Steven Barritt

Anton Kusters

Anton Roland Laub

Anton Roland Laub

Amani Willett

Karl Ohiri

Kalpesh Lathigra

Michele Palazzi

jack latham

John Angerson

Eleonora Agostini

Garrett Grove

Olivia Punnett

Alexandra Lethbridge

Ingvar Kenne

Linda Brownlee

Kensuke Koike

Jan Stradtmann

IC Visual Lab

Christopher Nunn


Philip Welding

Mariano Doronzo

Guanyu Xu

Emily Graham

Matthew Arnold

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