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FORMAT09 photography festival comes to Derby

 5th Mar 2009

photography-festivalA festival of photography is to be held in several venues across Derby from 6 March to 05 April 2009, in celebration of all things photographic and cinematic.

The event includes a range of exhibitions, talks, conferences, screenings, tours, workshops and mass participation events held in venues including the Quad art centre, the Guildhall and Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Major exhibitions of work by photographers including Simon Roberts, William Eggleton and Martin Parr will be the highlight. However, there are fantastic events for budding photographers including the chance to get your portfolio reviewed by an expert. There will also be workshops and master classes on areas such as PhotoShop and photo journalism to sign up for and talks from photographers, including Simon Roberts, Brian Griffiin and Steve Harries.

The interesting and highly visual films, Inland Empire; Paris, Texas; and The Return are to be shown as part of the ‘Photocinema’ element of the festival, which is a theme that runs throughout the month’s events.

The festival’s website states, ‘the festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography. FORMAT is the place to see an incredible range of new work alongside the best known practitioners of the world. The festival is about taking part.’