Format Festival, anyone been, anyone going?

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Never been, but I do have a catalogue from an earlier year (probably sourced at Focus on Imaging) based on which I'd say it was worth going to.
 
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I've intended to go a couple of times but never got round to it for various reasons. Must check out what's on. Pretty sure @Byker28i has posted about it in the past.

There's Liverpool's LOOK Photo Biennial too this year. https://openeye.org.uk/look/
 
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Blimey, only just along the A50 from me and I have never heard of it. :jawdrop:

I think I might take a trip over this year.
 
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I've intended to go a couple of times but never got round to it for various reasons. Must check out what's on. Pretty sure @Byker28i has posted about it in the past.

There's Liverpool's LOOK Photo Biennial too this year. https://openeye.org.uk/look/
I went to both when doing my OCA course as study weekends.

Format Festival was Derby, we went in 2015 and stayed up in the Cathedral quarter - had breakfast with Micaela Strachen ;)
My learning blog entries.
http://www.nineelmsphotography.com/blog/?p=1967
http://www.nineelmsphotography.com/blog/?p=1967

I found this very interesting, certainly worth going to especially if you live locally.

Liverpools Look festival I went to in 2013
http://www.nineelmsphotography.com/blog/?p=1245

As a weekend away this ticked many boxes. It had a huge shopping center my wife could lose herself in whilst I went to galleries etc. On top of that it has a huge number of attractions to make it a worthwhile weekend away, the Tate, the Museum of Liverpool etc
 
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Just had some details emailed to me
FORMAT19: FOREVER//NOW

Over 200 artists; over 50 exhibitions; over 20 venues; over 30 days

"the biggest, best and boldest photography festival in the UK"

FORMAT19, the leading contemporary photography festival welcomes artists from around the world to the historic city of Derby, as it brings new and exciting photography to the UK for FORMAT’s ninth biennale.

Founded in 2004, FORMAT has over the last fifteen years helped place the UK photography scene on the international cultural map, making it a must attend event on the photography calendar.

The festival’s lead exhibition Mutable.Multiple features artists Max Pinckers, Edgar Martins, Stefanie Moshammer, Amani Willett, Anne Golaz and Virginie Rebetez.

Curated by Tim Clark and FORMAT Artistic Director Louise Fedotov-Clements, this group show investigates the slippage between truth and fiction as it explores issues of entrapment and disappearance, misdirection and exile, invisibility and alternative identities and will "fundamentally challenge documentary conventions" says Tim Clark, who will be giving a curator's tour in Gallery One at QUAD on Friday 15th March at 3.00pm.

In Derby’s museums, art galleries and historic, pop-up and renovated spaces and buildings visitors can see over 50 exhibitions, including portraits of Elvis impersonators and off grid Siberian communities; documentary projects on the tribes of native Indians 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 and The Brexit Shop, a photographic response to a very British dilemma.

These are just a few of the many extraordinary photography stories visitors to Derby will discover at FORMAT19.

FORMAT19 runs from the 15th March - 14 April 2019


https://formatfestival.com
 
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