FORMAT23 Photobook Market | Call for Publishers

Calling all Photobook Publishers and enthusiasts – The FORMAT Photobook Market is returning to Derby for FORMAT23. 

We are delighted to announce Francesca Seravalle as the curator for the FORMAT23 Photobook Market and Photobook Exhibition which will take place in Derby during the festival’s opening weekend. 

The three-day event will take place in the heart of Derby from Friday 16 – Sunday 19 March and will bring together publishers, bookshops and photographers from across the globe. 

The FORMAT23 Photobook Exhibition will be dedicated to the sensorial experience of the photobook, performing and discovering the book’s format and elements.   

In this coming edition, we want to expand the Photobook Market experience into something much more. Alongside the FORMAT Photobook Market, which will include a space for selling/buying, presenting and signing books, we also present The FORMAT Photobook Exhibition. A space for photobook performance, groups to create new work and engage audiences in workshops and activities, artist talks about photobooks and finally a place for meeting and sharing.  

This is a chance for us to discover new and exciting publishers that we have not yet seen. Interested in taking part? Details on how to apply below. 

Publisher Information

Participants will need to be present to setup and prepare stalls on Thursday 16 March 2023

Costs – One table is priced at £75.00 for the entire weekend (incl. two chairs). All prices inclusive of VAT. Payments will be processed after we have confirmed your booking.

Measurements – Tables measured at 6 ft x 2 ft 6 in


Deadline for submissions: 30 December 2022, 11:59pm GMT 

To apply please download and complete an application form and submit to [email protected] with ‘FORMAT Photobook Market Publishers’ in the subject line: