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

Kate Peters

Sharbendu De

Stefanie Moshammer

Michelle Sank

Gloria Oyarzabal

David Copeland

Steven Barritt

Kalpesh Lathigra

Amani Willett

Jens Schwarz

Ana Teresa Vicente

Karl Ohiri

Four Corners Books

jack latham

Michele Palazzi

Garrett Grove

Zoé Aubry

Benedikt Partenheimer

John Angerson

Eleonora Agostini

Olivia Punnett

Maria Sturm

Fernando Martin Godoy

Caroline Furneaux

Ingvar Kenne

Anton Kusters

Alexandra Lethbridge

Kensuke Koike

Jan Stradtmann

IC Visual Lab

Christopher Nunn


Philip Welding

Guanyu Xu

Anton Roland Laub

Anton Roland Laub

Emily Graham

Tomaso Clavarino

Dylan Hausthor

Linda Brownlee

Max Pinckers

Margaret Mitchell

Craig Easton

Jamie E Murray

Mariano Doronzo

Louis Quail

Edgar Martins


nina röder

Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Graeme Oxby

Paulina Otylie Surys

Matthew Arnold

Casey Orr

Elena Anosova

Jonny Briggs

Seunggu Kim

Sophie Gerrard

Simon Roberts

Shawn Records

richard ansett

richard ansett

Brian Griffin

Lottie Davies

Virginie Rebetez

Laura Pannack

Rodrigo Orrantia

Leah Gordon

Emily Berl

Anne Golaz

Lydia Goldblatt

Camillo Pasquarelli

Ke Peng

Abbie Trayler Smith

Lucia Sekerková Bláhová

Maki Hayashida

Mark Duffy

Jillian Edelstein

Liza Ambrossio

Roy Mehta

Martin Seeds

Yvette Monahan

Stuart Freedman

Ronghui Chen

Doug Fishbone

Gemma Marmalade

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