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FORMAT presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and professional development opportunities. Click on the headings to filter by type.

12 May 18:30 to 20:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: OPEN SESSION

We invite you to share your work and gain valuable advice and guidance from renowned photographer, author and teacher, Paul Hill MBE in this open session.

9 Jun 18:30 to 20:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: JUNO CALYPSO

Juno Calypso is an award-winning photographer whose practice primarily involves self-portraiture, in which she stages herself as a fictional character named Joyce. Join her as she talks about her on-going practice in our monthly talks on contemporary photography.

10 Jun 10:00 to 16:00

Keepers of Culture: Considering Photographic Collections

Uncertain States bring together artists, collectors, curators and archivists in a day of discussion around the role and artistic importance of the collector and collections within the context of fine art photography.

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4 Mar 15:45

EAST MEETS WEST 2 - OPEN CALL

We are inviting you to submit new or existing photographic or short film works that broadly relate to the theme of LEISURE.

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14 Apr 18:30

FORMAT PHOTOFORUM: RICHARD BILLINGHAM

Joining us for our April session is acclaimed photographer and artist Richard Billingham, author of the celebrated body of work Ray’s A Laugh, an intimate portrayal of his father, Ray, and mother, Liz, and the poverty and deprivation in which Billingham grew up.

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20 Apr 18:00

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY SYMPOSIUM

The National Photography Symposium is the UK’s leading gathering place for ideas and discussion around photography. 2016 will see the best experts in the field explore photography’s most pressing issues ranging from visual history, photography and the digital economy to ethics.

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21 Apr 20:30

Circulation(s) Festival - Screening

We are pleased to host an official Circulation(s) Festival screening featuring the selected artists gathered from the Jury's selection during FORMAT off-year.

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22 Apr 09:00

FORMAT PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2016

The UK's largest international portfolio review returns in April 2016. Book now to attend a not-to-be-missed networking event with 25+ reviewers from across the globe, including curators, directors, gallerists and photo editors.

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