Wednesday, 2 March 2011

FORMAT 11: International Photography Festival - "Right Here, Right Now"

FORMAT 11 International Photography Festival in Derby will run from 4th March to 3rd April. The theme is Right Here, Right Now: Exposures from the Public Realm - that is, street photography, or photography in public places.
Alessandro Marchi
An exhibition, Right Here, Right Now in the Quad Gallery will survey contemporary street photography featuring more than 20 photographers, including, Brian Griffin, Joel Meyerowitz, Zhao Liang and Raghu Rai.
Take to the Streets - Magnum will be a large scale outdoor exhibition in Derby Marketplace featuring the work of 7 Magnum photographers: Constantine Manos, Richard Kalvar, Raymond Depardon, Chris Steele-Perkins, Bruno Barbey, Trent Parke and Alex Webb.
A number of exhibitions will be taking place at Derby Museum and Art Gallerty, including Bruce Gilden: Head On and Mehraneh Atashi: Tehran’s Self-Portraits. A little further afield, Raghu Rai: Invocation to India is showing at New Art Exchange, Nottingham until 20th April.
Mehraneh Atashi
Raghu Rai
Events include a conference on 4th March at Quad, which will address the topics: Beyond Street Photography and From the Decisive to the Indecisive. Speakers include Sophie Howarth, Nick Turpin, Michael Wolf (see also, below, and short video of him talking about his Google Street View work), Bruce Gilden, Geoff Dyer and others.
For full details of these events and many more go to the Format Festival website.
Bruce Gilden
See feature by Sean O'Hagan

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