FORMAT, the UK's largest photography festival is showcasing the work of over 200 hundred international artists and photographers who have documented the world around us. Located in Derby, FORMAT17 will showcase emerging talent and established photographers and will encompass 30 exhibitions, a photo book market, portfolio reviews and a series of innovative events and performances. The exhibition spaces include the Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Cathedral Green and Déda.
The theme for this year is HABITAT, which explores landscape, environment, migration, digital worlds, ideas of home and displacement, conflict and regeneration through the work of international photographers and artists.
Established in 2004, FORMAT organises a year-round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and Internationally. This year the festival will be showcasing the work of artists and photographers including Julia Fullerton-Batten, Sohrab Hura, Tom Hunter and Lisa Barnard.
In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents a selection of work from exhibitions on during the festival, which runs from 24 March to 23 April 2017.
Ahead still lies our future, QUAD Gallery
Part I: Redo
Hometown of Robert Frank, Wipkingen, Zurich, from the series 'Hometowns'
Nanjing Underwater World, China, 2015 from the series 'White Bear'
Sujit Kumar, (The Chicken Boy). Fiji, 1978 from the series 'Feral Children'
CJ Clarke and Christopher Ian Smith
From the series 'Magic Party Place (Dreaming of a New Town Utopia)'
From 'The Gold Coast'
Circus, from the series 'Flying Houses'
Saraswati, 16, Nepal, from the series 'A Ritual of Exile: Blood speaks'
From the series 'This is not real life'
The Potato Picker from the series 'Appleseed necklace'
From 'The Archeae'
Flaneur, Cathedral Green, Derby
From 'Flaneur in the ancient landscape commissioned by FORMAT in connection with First Art and Flaneur
From 'STRATA commissioned by FORMAT in connection with First Art and Flaneur
From 'Breathing Brass', commissioned by FORMAT in connection with First Art and Flaneur