Rules & FAQ

FORMAT PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2017 Rules & FAQ’s

COST

  • 6 reviews – £175

 

BOOKING SYSTEM

Our bespoke booking system enables you to choose the Reviewers you want to see at the time you want to see them. It is a first come first serve basis. You can view and select the slots you want. To avoid the system crashing and a slot being available one minute and unavailable the next, we have put in place a queuing system. 5 people will be able to access the system at a time, and once your slots have been chosen, you will have 10 minutes to complete the transaction. Please note, your reviews are not confirmed until you have paid. Those in the queue will be told their place in the queue.

The booking system will not allow you to book with the same Reviewer twice or book 2 reviews at the same time. If an error message occurs, please check the slots chosen.

WHO CAN ENTER?

These Reviews are aimed at photographers (or multimedia artists) with a developed and serious approach to their practice. Recent graduates are welcome. Please contact Seb at sebahc@derbyquad.co.uk for any queries.

HOW CAN I ENTER?

Bookings will open soon. When open, you can book by clicking on ‘BOOK NOW‘. 

PAYMENT

Payment is made via Patronbase, our dedicated booking system and accept all major credit and debit cards.

VENUE

The Portfolio Review will take place in the loft space at De Bakkerswinkel, situated at the entrance to Westergasfabriek, where Unseen is taking place. This event does not take place at FORMAT HQ, QUAD.

REFUND POLICY

There is a NO REFUND policy and reviews are NON TRANSFERABLE. Once you book, your reviews are final.  We advise you look through the Reviewers and make a list of at least 10 that you would like to see, in the order you would like to see them so that you are prepared when you book.

In the case that a Reviewer has had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances, we will make every effort to assign you with another Reviewer. FORMAT cannot be held accountable for this and will not offer a refund.

DISCOUNTS/CONCESSIONS

You can get an £18 discount if you buy a ticket for Unseen Amsterdam. To get this discount code, please buy your ticket for the fair in advance of booking and send the ticket via email to sebahc@derbyquad.co.uk who will send you the discount code. You will not be able to get a discount after you have booked your place at the review.

In case of any problems, concerns, queries, please contact Seb:

sebahc@derbyquad.co.uk

RULES

HABITAT OPEN CALL 2017 TERMS AND CONDITIONS

OPEN CALL TERMS, CONDITIONS OF USE AND WEB APPLICATION RULES

Welcome to FORMAT International Photography Festival. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CONSTITUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU (”The applicant”) AND FORMAT International Photography Festival (“FORMAT” “The Organisers” “we” OR “our”).

READ THIS AGREEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO YOUR SUBMISSION OR UPLOAD ANY IMAGE. BY SUBMITTING TO THE OPEN CALL, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT CONTINUE YOUR SUBMISSION.

TERMS

All applications must be received by 11:59pm (PST) 9th September 2016 / 8:00am (GMT) 10th September 2016 . Applications received after this time cannot be considered. Selected artists will be contacted by late-October 2016. A list of selected winners will be announced to the public on the FORMAT and LensCulture websites in December 2016.

The public dates of the festival are 24th March – 23rd April 2017. (Festival launch on the 23rd March 2017). Some exhibition dates may be longer depending on exhibition venue.

All exhibitions will be installed between 27th February and the 21st March 2017; selected works must be available and in Derby for installation during this period. Exact install dates will be discussed and agreed with each artist directly and will depend on the venue and support needed.

After the festival, selected artists must arrange for the collection of their work from Derby from 24th April to the 13th May 2017 unless otherwise arranged with the festival team. This will be discussed as relevant, some exhibition dates will be longer depending on the venue agreements. FORMAT do not have the storage space for photography works, and if the work is not collected by the artist within the agreed time, the work will be destroyed.

The installation of all the FORMAT Open Call exhibitions will be assisted and overseen by the FORMAT team with involvement of the artist where relevant and possible. Artists will be responsible for the transportation of their work (bursaries for transport are available), their own insurance; some venues have their own cover onsite only. All bursaries given will be at the discretion of the FORMAT team. Award winners will not receive cash bursaries in addition to their awards.

SUBMISSION FEES

Entry for a single Project/ Exhibition/Event application is subject to a non-refundable fee of $43 to be paid on submission.  Entrants are welcome to make more than one application but the non refundable $43 will be payable for each application.

The submission fee charged is in aid of FORMAT Festival 2017 and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the festival for the benefit of all participants. FORMAT is a non-profit organisation.

The fee includes a free LensCulture Submission Review which must be claimed after the competition closes. LensCulture will contact each applicant directly after the Open Call deadline has passed.

ENTRY

All entries to FORMAT17 HABITAT OPEN CALL must be made via our online submission platform, produced in collaboration with LensCulture. All marked fields must be completed as instructed. Payment must be completed or your submission will not be accepted. Please make sure that you include any relevant information that you need us to know about your work or proposal. Your 10 images can also include install shots or diagrams to help us understand your concepts.

ENTRANT IMAGE RELEASE(S) FOR PUBLICITY ONLY

THIRD PARTY RELEASES

For all submissions: The applicant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph if the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the applicant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph. By Submitting an application the photographer agrees that they created the Work(s) and/or that they are authorised to use the Work(s) as submitted, co-authors and as relevant original sources should be referenced or credited and that our use of the Work(s) for exhibition and PR will not infringe on third party’s copyright or other rights.

IMAGE RELEASE FOR PUBLICITY

All selected entries may be published by FORMAT International Photography Festival or FORMAT affiliated Sponsors/Funders and Partners (the “Authorised Parties”) in magazines or books, on websites, or in any other medium, at Authorised Parties’ discretion. Such use will be restricted to promotion, publicity, news, or informational education or awareness usage in relation to FORMAT International Photography Festival. Photographers will be credited for their works. FORMAT is a non profit organisation run by QUAD with is a non profit organisation and a charity.

By participating, all selected applicants grant FORMAT and its Authorised Parties usage of images, and acknowledge that any FORMAT and Authorised Party may use the entries and a name credit in any media before, during and after, without restriction in relation to the uses stated above. FORMAT and Authorised Parties will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

FORMAT and our Open Call partner LensCulture are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any online entry to be received on account of technical problems, human errors of any kind, or any combination.

CONDITIONS

Applicants agree to be bound by these Official Rules;

  1. The decision of the FORMAT selection panel is final.
  2. FORMAT may use selected photographs, artist name and photograph in any publicity or advertising relating to the festival or future promotions without compensation or approval.
  3. Entries are void if FORMAT determines the entry to not be an original or referenced, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.
  4. FORMAT reserve the right to refuse work for exhibition if it does not meet the expected quality of production and presentation for the festival.
  5. In the event that a selected applicant wins any FORMAT related prize then is found ineligible or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and the Organisers may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

RIGHT TO CANCEL

FORMAT reserve the right to cancel scheduled exhibitions or events if the applicant, in any way, is perceived to have brought festival into disrepute. If for any reason the selected applicant is not capable of exhibiting as planned, they should wherever possible give FORMAT at least 4 months notice prior to the festival launch on 23 March 2017.

If you have any questions about these terms and conditions please contact info@formatfestival.com

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FORMAT Portfolio Review

 

FORMAT Portfolio Review will take place on Saturday 21st April during FORMAT off year 2018. Reviewers to be confirmed. For more up to date information please join our Facebook page. To join our mailing list please visit our website. 

The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates are welcome. Please contact info@formatfestival.com for any queries. We have a bespoke booking system so that reviews can be selected online. This system allows you to choose the reviewers and time slots. It is a first come first served basis. You can view and select the slots you want. Please note, your reviews are not confirmed until you have paid.

We advise you look through the reviewers and make a list of at least 10 that you would like to see, in the order you would like to see them so that you are prepared when you book.

Please read all the information carefully before making a booking. Please keep an eye on the website and the FORMAT Facebook Portfolio Review dedicated page for more info.

Reviewers

Reviewers for the FORMAT 2018 Portfolio Review, more Reviewers will be added shortly. Review to go on sale at the beginning of March, please join our Facebook Portfolio Review page (link above) for up to date information.

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Alicia Hart

Photo Editor, Art Buyer, Lecturer, UK

Alicia Hart is a Photo Editor, Art Buyer and Lecturer working in London. She works with some of the counties leading Advertising and creative agencies including AMV BBDO. She has curated and developed new talent awards for photography and works on creative initiatives within agencies.

Her background is in editorial and has worked with The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, FT weekend, Wallpaper* and High life magazine. Alicia has a MA from the Royal College of Art and has won several awards for her own photographic practice. She regularly participates in International portfolio reviews.

Interested : In seeing Book dummies and personal projects

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Ana Catarina Pinho

Researcher/Practitioner, Founder-Editor of Archivo Research Platform, Portugal

Ana Catarina Pinho is a FCT research fellow, developing a PhD that investigates the relations between photography and the archive in contemporary documentary practices, at the European Centre for Documentary Research (eCDR), in the University of South Wales, UK.

She completed her Master Degree in Documentary Photography and Cinema, and graduated in Fine Arts and Art & Communication. Since then has attended several art residencies and her work was presented and published internationally. Since 2013 she worked as an invited lecturer at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and Coimbra University. She has participated as jury and reviewer of photographic work in international photo events.

She founded ARCHIVO, a photography and documentary research platform, focused on photography and documentary approaches through debate around its discourses and practices, provided by the collaboration with visual artists, writers and researchers who explore issues arising from historical, political, cultural and critical standpoints.

Pinho was invited to co-curate the annual event of Porto Photomonth in Portugal, and is currently the co-ordinator of Archivo Platform and editor of the Archivo magazine.

She is interested in documentary photography and film, the use of archives and historical documents in contemporary visual practices and interdisciplinary and expanded documentary work.

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Anna-Maria Pfab

Founder and Director of kiosk, UK

Anna-Maria Pfab is the founder and director of kiosk, a London-based, artist representation and creative management agency set up in 2015. kiosk represents a select group of artists working across the fields of fashion, advertising, documentary and fine art. Recent clients include Dior, PORT Magazine, Louis Vuitton, Rolls Royce, Manolo Blahnik, Cutler & Gross, FT Magazine, Burberry, Wonderland, Harper’s Bazaar and Christie’s amongst many others.

Previous to kiosk, Anna-Maria held roles at White Cube, INSTITUTE, Schilt Publishing, HOST Gallery, Foto8 and the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Anna-Maria is interested in seeing all kinds of work.

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Bridget Coaker

Director of Troika Editions; Picture Editor for The Guardian and Observer newspapers, UK

Bridget Coaker is a picture editor based in London, where she works as a senior picture editor for the Guardian and is also Director of Photography for the contemporary photography gallery Troika Editions, which she co-founded in 2008.

She has curated a number of exhibitions, including Residual Traces at Photofusion, London and in 2009 was Director of the Hereford Photography Festival where she presented the photography of European photographers working with the image of the child in “Seen But Not Heard” and curated the retrospective show of photojournalist and filmmaker John Bulmer.

Bridget is a visiting lecturer at UK Universities, including the University for the Creative Arts, University of Derby, Plymouth College of Art and the University of Westminster.

In 2011 she joined the steering committee of the FORMAT International Photography Festival and participated in the North East Photography Network Symposium Photography Publishing and the Future of the PhotoBook.

Bridget has also written about photography including for the online art photography magazine 1000 Words; Photoworks; The Guardian and is a contributing writer for the book “Exhibiting Photography” published by Focal Press.

Bridget has been a guest reviewer at international photography festivals including, Photoespania, Spain; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea; Contact International Photography Festival, Canada; Fotofest, US, Format International Photography Festival, UK and Rencontres D’Arles, France

In 2015 Bridget was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Photography, UK.

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Emmanuelle Peri

Photography Director, Bookmark, UK

Emmanuelle Peri moved to London from Paris in 2000, where she had studied Art History (MA) & Museology (PGD) at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre. She began working in a fast paced publishing environment at the fine arts specialist SCALA photo agency. In 2003 she started working for Phaidon Press as a freelance photo editor and researcher, editing picture content on numerous publications such as, ’This Brutal World’, ‘Photography Today’, ’The Anatomy of Fashion’ and ’Art Museum’. In 2011, she joined Forward/Bookmark, contributing on a number of projects for clients such as American Express, Christie’s, Fabric, Tesco, Standard Life & Patek Philippe. She was made Photography Director in 2016, and has set and maintained high standard for Film, Photographic and Illustrated content ranging from print to digital platforms. Her education in fine art and extensive experience in the creative industries, supplemented by an in-depth knowledge of Ancient, Old Master & Contemporary Art has combined to form a visual sensitivity, that enables her to navigate the ever changing photographic terrain. In recent projects she commissioned and art directed large travel and architecture photography essays with the likes of Simon Norfolk, Catherine Hyland, James Reeve or Laurent Kronental.

Areas of interests in photography are travel, architecture, documentary, portraiture, still life, and fine art

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Eva Gravayat

Development Manager, Collection Regard, Berlin Festival coordinator, Fotobookfestival Kassel

Speaks French, English, German

Graduated in Culture Management in Paris, Eva Gravayat worked from 2007 to 2011 as exhibitions production manager for the international photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles in France under the direction of François Hébel. She moved to Berlin in 2012 where she works as a freelance journalist and project manager for major photography institutions between France and Germany. Since 2014 she is coordinating exhibitions and other events worldwide for the Collection Regard and fotobookfestival Kassel.

Eva is interested in seeing mostly documentary work and photobook projects.

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Franek Ammer

Curator, International Festival of Photography, Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Poland

Before joining Fotofestiwal, Franek co-founded TIFF International Photography Festival. He devoted a large part of his work to bringing up aspects related to the photobooks and popularizing them in Poland. This interest resulted in several exhibitions, lectures and cooperation with prominent figures from the world of photography and the publishing scene of photobooks. In the Fotofestiwal collective he is responsible for the festival program, coordination of exhibitions, events and publications.

I’m interested in wide range of fine art, documentary photography and mixed-media work. I would be happy to review unpublished photobooks and give advices on editing, sequence and design. I am always looking for young or emerging photographic talents for possible future collaborations. Please no commercial portfolios, architecture or nude-photography.

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Iona Fergusson

Independent Curator, Producer and Creative director, India / UK

Iona Fergusson is an independent curator, producer and creative director specialising in lens based work. She worked for 6 years as Photo Editor for Vogue India before returning to the UK to complete a Masters in the History and Critical Theory of Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2015, she worked as Programme Director for the Delhi Photo Festival, India’s foremost photography festival, and is currently on the creative team for their next edition in 2018. Recent curatorial projects include the screening of The Lost Head & The Bird: an immersive multi-platform video by Indian artist Sohrab Hura at experimental photography festival Peckham 24 in May 2017 and the exhibition A Million Mutinies Later: India at 70 at Ffotogallery/Diffusion Festival Cardiff.

She is currently curating GIRL GAZE: Journeys Through The Punjab & The Black Country, UK a four-woman group exhibition exploring the lives of British-Punjabi women, which is part of the Arts Council Re-Imagine initiative.

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John Duncan

Editor of SOURCE Magazine and Photographer, Ireland

John Duncan is one of the editors of Source magazine. He studied Documentary Photography at Newport and Fine Arts Photography at Glasgow School of Art and still makes his own work. John Duncan is also on the Board of Belfast Photo Festival and served for many years on the Board of Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery.
In each issue Source publishes three personal projects by photographers on its ‘portfolio pages’. His role is to be on the look out for new work for this section of the magazine. This includes work by photographers in the early stages of their careers, recent graduates as well as more established photographers.

To give us editorial focus work needs to made by photographers from or based in the UK or Ireland. Source has quite a broad remit in terms of what we publish. In general its personal projects resolved over an extended series of images. The archive section section of our web site gives you a sense of what we do.

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Malcolm Dickson

Director, Street Level Photoworks, Scotland, UK

Malcolm Dickson is a curator, writer and organiser. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organisation in Scotland that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. He co-ordinates a programme which embraces different genres of photography, which is extended through a network of local and community venues, regional art galleries, and through national and international partners. International partners include VU Photography Centre in Quebec City, Centre Photographique Marseille, Kaunas Gallery/Lithuania, and he is currently developing an exchange residency with Berlin. The organisation is a lead partner in Scotland’s Season of Photography which links the diverse exhibitions and events around photography across the country which this year runs from September to November.

Recent exhibitions include ‘What is Life’, new work by Prague based artists Marketa Othova and Aleksandra Vajd; Futureproof; ‘Ambit: Photographies from Scotland’, in partnership with Stills, Edinburgh; John Hoppy Hopkins for Diffusion International Festival of Photography 2017; ’Scotland’s Far North’; ‘Tabula Rasa’ for Kaunas Photography Gallery; ‘Surface Tension’ – work by 4 women artists, and ‘Maud Sulter – Passion’ (co-curated), seen at Street Level and Impressions Bradford, Bradford.
Interested in bodies of work in their early stages OR substantially developed from artists and photographers, which blend experimental approaches, conceptual or issue based themes; social landscape work and new documentary; work that tells a compelling story; lyrical and narrative; photography based work that intersects with other media. Advice will be given on the basis of the work seen. Not so interested in fashion, commercial or classical modes of documentary. Students are encouraged to seek advice from experienced tutors and from existing resources available online.

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Marina Paulenka

Artistic Director at ORGAN VIDA — INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL Zagreb, Croatia

Language: English

Marina Paulenka is photographer, curator and founder and artistic director of the Croatian festival Organ Vida—International Photography Festival, Zagreb and the Organ Vida Photography Organisation, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. Organ Vida Festival promotes the work of international contemporary artists, both emerging and well-known ones and reflects upon the medium of photography in a wider social context.

Marina has a MA in Photography at the Academy of Dramatic Art in Zagreb (Croatia) and a MA in Graphic Design at the Faculty of Graphic Arts Zagreb (Croatia). She is member of the Croatian Freelance Artists’ Association. She is an international juror/nominator, curator and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards, festivals and galleries. In her dual role as a photographer and festival director, Marina has had the opportunity and pleasure of curating photo exhibitions, meeting artists and taking part in many discourses on current trends in contemporary photography in numerous countries.

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Mirjam Kooiman

Curator, Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam

Mirjam Kooiman is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the Foam Talent editions of 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. Mirjam holds a BA in Art History and a MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam, with a special interest in postcolonial approaches in the arts and museum studies. She previously served as a curator in training at the photography collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. She has written for L’Internationale and she is a regular contributor to Foam Magazine.

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Nuno Ricou Salgado

Artistic Director of “Parallel – European Photo Based Platform”

PARALLEL is a platform that brings together creative European organisations committed to promoting cross-cultural exchanges and mentorships in order to set new standards in contemporary photography.
The Platform is constituted by 18 high-level players from 16 countries ensuring a wide geographical spread. With its large and diverse network, PARALLEL aims to establish a wide and effective platform for the exhibition of European emerging artists and curators and to promote a more fluid and functional link between them and the exhibitors (museums, galleries and festivals).

Artistic Director and Manager of “Flâneur – New Urban Narratives”:
Flâneur – New Urban Narratives is a network project based in an international partnership of about 20 organisations from 11 different countries.
Its main purpose is to carry out artistic interventions in public spaces inspired by the Cities and using contemporary photography as its main artistic media.
Artistic Director and Manager of “Entre Margens”, a three-year cultural project comprising of public photography, installations and multi-disciplinary performances.

Nuno is interested in work with a good story.

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Peggy Sue Amison

Artistic Director, East Wing, UAE

Peggy Sue is Artistic Director for East Wing, a platform for international photography founded in Doha, Qatar. As a curator, writer, strategist, mentor and photographic consultant, Peggy Sue has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. Before beginning her position at East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland (2001 – 2014) where she headed a multidisciplinary visual arts and residency programme. Peggy was also a board member of the Belfast Photo Festival in Northern Ireland (2012 – 2016). She is presently based in Berlin.

Pegggy is most interested to in reviewing works that are well researched with an innovative point of view. As a curator, producer and consultant, Peggy Sue can help artists consider strategies for developing their projects through editing and sequencing, but also she can suggest ways to grow their professional practice and promote their work to a larger audience internationally. She is not interested in most fashion, nudes or commercial photography.

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Peter Bonnell

Senior Curator, QUAD

Peter Bonnell is Senior Curator at QUAD, joining the Derby- based arts-centre in 2012. He has led on a range of projects, including the mass participation film work ‘Derby Soap Opera’ with the artist and filmmaker Marinella Senatore, involving almost 15,000 Derby Residents. Other curated projects at QUAD include the group exhibitions Illuminated and The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football and The Derby County Collection, as well as working with internationally recognized artists such as Lindsay Seers, Benedict Drew and Susan MacWilliam. From 2004 to the end of 2011 Peter was Curator at ArtSway, based in the New Forest, where he was responsible for the exhibitions, residency and commissioning programmes – as well as, from 2004 to 2009, the education programme. Peter has curated and organised over 100 exhibitions, and co-curated ArtSway’s New Forest Pavilion at the 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 Venice Biennales. At ArtSway he developed new commissions by artists such as Ma Yongfeng, Beate Gutschow, Dinu Li, Dave Lewis, Anne Hardy and Hew Locke, and international touring exhibitions by Jamie Shovlin, Gayle Chong Kwan and Eamon O’Kane.

He has written for and edited numerous artist publications – including the first monograph on the work of Nathaniel Mellors – as well as writing for magazines and web-sites.

He studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores University (1992 – 1995), followed by a 3 year fellowship on the Drawlab research project at St Helens College. During this time he also co-founded and co-directed The Parking Space gallery in Liverpool city-centre. In 1999 Peter moved to the United States to study at the University of Arkansas (MFA 2002, class of 2003) where he also taught Art Studio and Drawing Fundamentals classes for 3 years. Whilst in the US he also directed the Anne Kittrell Gallery. In 2004 Peter graduated from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art in London, co-curating the exhibition This much is certain and working directly with the artists Jeremy Deller and Dexter Dalwood.

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Sarah Allen

Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and researches acquisitions for the international collection. Recent displays she has curated have included monographic rooms of Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017). Thematic displays such as 1968 Protest and the photobook (2018) Iranian photobooks (2017) and integrated displays such as Stephen Shore (2017) and Shunk Kender (2016). She has a specialist focus on photobooks working closely with the Martin Parr photobook collection. She is currently working on the major exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art.

Interests: documentary photography, conceptual photography and photobooks.

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Sian Bonnell

Artist, Curator & Lecturer, UK

Sian Bonnell is a UK based artist and curator living and working in West Yorkshire. She is currently Reader in Photography at Manchester School of Art, part of Manchester Metropolitan University. Her images are exhibited and published widely.
In 1999 she established TRACE, the curation and publishing project. She curated the first ever showing of UK student photographic work for the 2014 Pingyao International Photography Festival and has continued each year since. She is presently curating China Conversations an exhibition of emerging Chinese student photography for Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool as part of their focus on Chinese Photography this Spring.
Sian regularly reviews portfolios at international photography festivals and has judged major competitions including The Jerwood Photography Prize in 2006 and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2009.
She is interested in seeing all forms of photography apart from glamour.

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Tiina Rauhala

Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland

Tiina Rauhala (b.1980) works as Chief Curator at The Finnish Museum of Photography (Helsinki). The Museum is one of the leading and oldest photography museum’s in Europe. Through exhibitions, collection management and research, the museum strives to promote and foster photographic art and culture in Finland. Rauhala has a long career at the museum, starting as a curator in 2008.

The museum’s exhibitions cover Finnish and international contemporary photography, as well as the diverse history of the craft. Along with the museum’s main exhibitions Rauhala has been responsible for the museum gallery’s program for the emerging photographers.

Rauhala is also co-founder of The Festival of Political Photography, which examines ways of influencing with photographs and seeks to define what the word ‘political’ means in contemporary photographic practices. The Festival had its first exhibition in 2015.

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Tim Clark

Curator and Editor-in-Chief, 1000 Words, UK

Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words, which was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016. Previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, exhibitions he worked on included Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015-2018), a major, mid-career touring retrospective that travelled to The National Media Museum in Bradford, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, FOMU in Antwerp and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
He has also organised many exhibitions independently, most recently Peter Watkins: The Unforgetting at Webber Gallery (2017) and Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers at Flowers Gallery (2014), featuring works he commissioned by Tereza Zelenkova, Virgilio Ferreira, Lucy Levene and Henrik Malmstrom. Together with Greg Hobson he curated Photo Oxford 2017, comprising numerous solo presentations by artists such as Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Martin Parr and Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME Lightbox, Photoworks and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and photobooks. New writing includes essays on the work of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards winners Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira on the occasion of the exhibition at Jerwood Space, London 17 January – 11 March 2018, and Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, published by Prestel to coincide with the exhibition at the Barbican. He is also a visiting lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

FORMAT Festival

FORMAT is the UK’s leading non-profit international contemporary festivals of photography and related media. It contains exhibitions, portfolio reviews, workshops, commissions, conference, screenings, talks, photo collectives, publications, mass participation, performance and much more. The next festival will take place between March – April 2019 in Derby, UK but FORMAT continues to develop and produce a year-round programme of exhibitions, workshops, talks and more.

www.formatfestival.com

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