FORMAT International Photography Festival

15 Mar 2019 – 14 Apr 2019

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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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Rodrigo Orrantia

Elena Anosova

jack latham

David Copeland

Anton Kusters

Christopher Nunn

Ana Teresa Vicente

Kate Peters

Amani Willett

Dylan Hausthor

Camillo Pasquarelli

Craig Easton

Edgar Martins

Emily Graham

Laura Pannack

Ke Peng

Kensuke Koike

Steven Barritt

Graeme Oxby

John Angerson

Jens Schwarz

Karl Ohiri

Lucia Sekerková Bláhová

Stuart Freedman

Stefanie Moshammer

Seunggu Kim


richard ansett

richard ansett

Paulina Otylie Surys

Anne Golaz

Gemma Marmalade

Abbie Trayler Smith

Jonny Briggs

Tomaso Clavarino

Louis Quail

Leah Gordon

Martin Seeds

Jan Stradtmann

Mariano Doronzo

Mark Duffy

Roy Mehta

Max Pinckers

Shawn Records


IC Visual Lab

Michelle Sank

Gloria Oyarzabal

Maki Hayashida

Sharbendu De

Lydia Goldblatt

Simon Roberts

Michele Palazzi

Jillian Edelstein

Zoé Aubry

Garrett Grove

Guanyu Xu

Olivia Punnett

Lottie Davies

Jamie E Murray

Linda Brownlee

nina röder

Sophie Gerrard

Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Benedikt Partenheimer

Anton Roland Laub

Anton Roland Laub

Caroline Furneaux

Casey Orr

Eleonora Agostini

Emily Berl

Four Corners Books

Alexandra Lethbridge

Ronghui Chen

Liza Ambrossio

Doug Fishbone

Fernando Martin Godoy

Matthew Arnold

Kalpesh Lathigra

Philip Welding

Brian Griffin

Ingvar Kenne

Virginie Rebetez

Margaret Mitchell

Yvette Monahan

Maria Sturm

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