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




Morning Session

9:30am - 10:00am Registration

10:00am - 10:15am Introduction and Welcome: Huw Davies & Phil Harris

10:15am - 10:55am Hester Keijser

10:55am - 11:15am Flâneur Documentary film


BREAK: 11:15am - 11:30am


11:30am - 11:55am Tom Hunter

11:55pm - 12:20pm Discipula

12:20pm - 12:45pm Liz Hingley

12:45pm - 1:15pm Panel Q&A (Chaired by Huw Davies)


LUNCH: 1:15pm - 2:00pm


Afternoon Session

2:00pm - 2:10pm Introduction: Huw Davies & Phil Harris

2:10pm - 2:45pm Anne Bourgeois Vignon

2:45pm - 3:10pm Poulomi Basu

3:15pm - 3:45pm Lars Willumeit


BREAK: 3:45pm - 4:00pm


4:00pm - 5:00pm Martin Parr

5:00pm - 5:30pm Panel Q&A (Chaired by Phil Harris)

6:00pm Buses to University of Derby for launch exhibition launch





QUAD is the FORMAT HQ, and houses the FORMAT info point. It is located in the heart of Derby's Cathedral Quarter in the Market Place.



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