Photo by River Claure

FORMAT23: OPEN Call

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of FORMAT23

We welcome diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives that represent the state of photography as it is today.

Our eminent panel of international experts and the FORMAT Curatorial Team will view the submissions and select up to 20 projects that encompasses the zeitgeist of the here and now, past, present and future to be exhibited at the FORMAT International Photography Festival to be held in Derby, in March 2023.

Azu Nwagbogu (Nigeria); Wang Peiquan (China); Wang Xueke Isabella (China); Brett Rogers OBE (UK); Skinder Hundal MBE (UK)

Wang Baoguo (China); Brian Griffin (UK); Bindi Vora (UK); Varun Nayar (US/India);  Sophie Gladstone (UK)

Suzanne Tromp (Netherlands); Jae-hyun Seok (South Korea); Alessia Glaviano (US); Gemma Marmalade (UK); Louise Fedotov-Clements (UK)

Read more about the FORMAT23 Open Call jurors here

For FORMAT23 we are excited to see your views, imaginations and stories of this world and what will come next; what is important; what has gone unseen and what are we yet to discover? There are no limits….

Selected entries will be given the opportunity to exhibit at FORMAT23 and a chance to receive one of the festival awards. All submissions will be seen by our FORMAT Curators and a longlist will be selected for final review by our panel of industry experts.

Application Fees:
23 EUR (After 2 August, 00:00am BST)

Deadline: 31 August 2023

For full details of how to apply visit the submission site here