FORMAT Conference and Publication Call for Papers


  FORMAT International Photography Festival Conference & Publication 
Call for Papers

Monday 19th November 2018



We welcome proposals for the FORMAT19 one day conference organised by FORMAT/QUAD and DMARC, the Digital and Material Artistic Research Centre of the University of Derby, taking place on Friday 15th March 2019 as part of FORMAT19 opening weekend.

If you would like to take part in this conference and publication please submit an outline of your ideas exploring the festival theme of FOREVER//NOW, which offers a visual interrogation of our collective sense of place, memory, histories and potential futures. A dual concept, the festival theme looks at the intrinsic nature of photography; how it considers ideas of immortality, eternity and the preservation of our memories while considering the current state of photography and the consequences of image proliferation in the digital era.

For more information on the call for papers and research themes see here 

All proposals will be considered from anywhere in the world, and we are keen to receive submissions from people working both within and outside of the creative arts. Please include the length and format of your presentation and any technical requirements.

Selected presentations will be considered for presentation and publication.

Your proposal should be a maximum of 300 words including a short 100 word biography.
Please send it to:
Deadline: Monday 19th November 2018

Click here for all the information.




FORMAT PhotoForum


Tom Seymour: How to Approach / Get Noticed by Photography Editors
Thursday 8th November 6:30 -8:30pm
QUAD Derby

Tom Seymour is a freelance arts journalist who writes for The Guardian, The Observer, The Financial Times, The Telegraph, BBC, The New Statesman, The Independent, Wired, Foam, Wallpaper*, Time Out and Vice.
Tom worked on the British Journal of Photography, overseeing the magazine's digital and multimedia content and writing features for the monthly magazine. Most recently, he worked as the producer and writer on Sian Davey’s We Are Family exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Come and hear Tom share his vast industry knowledge and receive advice on how to develop and present your work to Photography Editors. Don’t miss this opportunity, book your place now.







Last chance to buy tickets to the National Photography Symposium presented by
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National Photography Symposium
MediaCityUK, The University of Salford
Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November
The Future of Work in Photography
This Symposium is an inclusive gathering for ideas and discussion about the industry. Photography is often at the forefront of change and the pace shows no sign of slowing down. The themes we will explore and interrogate over three days are uppermost in people’s minds and will impact all. Be involved and part of the conversation.
The areas we will delve into cover cultural and social shifts, the impact of technology within the industry, and political and legal ownership of work.
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