Exhibitions / FORMAT09 International Photography Festival

05.03.2009 to 05.04.2009

FORMAT09 Photography Festival EXHIBITIONS, CONFERENCE, PORTFOLIO REVIEWS, SCREENINGS, WORKSHOPS, MASS PARTICIPATION, TALKS, TOURS AND MORE. The theme of the festival was PHOTOCINEMA. From film still to still film the theme for FORMAT09 is positioned in the half-light between these two narrative and technical sensibilities, colliding - fact with fiction, historicism with fantasy, and reality with the cinematic. FORMAT is the UK’s leading contemporary photography and media festival that celebrates the wealth of contemporary practice in photography from over 30 countries. With 200+ photographers, 20 venues and 4 weeks -FORMAT is the place to see an incredible range of new work alongside the best known practitioners of the world. Exhibitors included: David Lynch, Jonas Mekas, Hannah Starkey, Simon Roberts, Cindy Sherman, William Eggleston, Muge, Zhang Xiao, Gregory Crewdson, Eric Baudelaire, Minou Norouzi, Alma Shneor, Matt Boulton, Vincent Lafrance, Mark Read, Jason Dee, Nichola Dove, Frederique Cifuentes, Nadege Meriau, David Boulogne, Svea Josephy, Bethany Murray, E J Major, Pang Xuan, Yue Bei, Sylvia de Swan, George Drivas, Jenny Baines, Gillian McIver, MOB FORMAT, Magnum Cinema and more. – – – FORMAT09 PHOTOCINEMA Conference speakers include Martin Parr, Donovan Wylie, Huw Davis, David Campany, Neil Campbell, Eric Baudelaire, Rachel Roberts & Victor Burgin. Special screening of Hollis Frampton’s rare film ‘Nostalgia’ FORMAT is organised by QUAD in partnership with Derby City Council, Arts Council of England, Magnum Photo Agency and University of Derby. Curated by Louise Clements. Festival Patrons: Martin Parr and Brian Griffin For full festival information visit http//:www.formatfestival.com