Format Festival





12 March – 11 April 2021


Derby, UK and online

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FORMAT is the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media. It organises a year round programme of international commissions, open calls, residencies, conferences and collaborations in the UK and internationally and welcomes over 100,000 visitors from all over the world to its biennale.

In 2021, the theme of the festival is CONTROL. As usual, conferences, exhibitions, portfolio reviews, and talks are part of the program, which will be partially online/offline due to Covid-19.

The festival has invited Erik Vroons, Chief Editor GUP Magazine for the portfolio reviews, among its 70 reviewers from 25 countries, representing all sections of the photographic industry. This year FORMAT will be running the reviews online over two days Friday 19th – Saturday 20th March from 9.30am – 4.00pm with the Portfolio Review Awards being presented on the Saturday at 4.30pm.


For more info about the festival, visit the website.