The FORMAT 09 festival kicks off today 05th March 2009 with a plethora of events in and around Derby, UK.
FORMAT is one of the UK’s leading contemporary photography and media festivals. The festival celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in international photography. FORMAT is showing an incredible range of new work alongside the best known practitioners of the world.
Featuring: David Lynch, Hannah Starkey, Muge, Zhang Xiao, Gregory Crewdson, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, Jonas Mekas, Eric Baudelaire, Simon Roberts, Mark Read, Nichola Dove, Bethany Murray, Magnum Cinema, Pang Xuan, Wim Wenders, Steve Harries and Mel Bles + many more.
The FORMAT 09 website has been running over the last few weeks with an amazing 1600+ submissions from all corners of the globe, with many more to come as the festival continues throughout March. Anyone can become part of the festival via the
Your PHOTOCINEMA website . Selected submissions will be shown online, via the BBC’s Outdoor Big Screen in the heart of Derby and at selected exhibitions.