The FORMAT17 Conference will explore and discuss themes relating to the main festival theme HABITAT and 'The Anthropocene', the ecology of photography, photobooks, new practices, photography ecosystems, digital practices, socially engaged practices and commissioning. 

The conference features an array of high-profile speakers - including FORMAT17 exhibitors, curators and guests such as Hester Keijser, Tom Hunter, Liz Hingley, Discipula and Lars Willumeit. 

The afternoon session includes a special talk by Martin Parr titled Autoportrait where he will discuss his long career in photography. This event is supported by Leica


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