Genesis Support FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017

The FORMAT International Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews, featuring Format Director Louise Clements.

We are delighted to once again be supporting The FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017 and a bursary of £500 of our professional photographic and fine art services to aid one photographer, chosen from the portfolio walk, which takes place after the internationally renowned FORMAT Portfolio Reviews on Saturday 25 March 2017.

In addition to this support we have partnered with Fujifilm to provide £1000 worth of framing and printing (on Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper) to one individual exhibited at the festival.


The 2017 edition of FORMAT will explore the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. HABITAT share the experiences and stories that coalesce as we negotiate our complex existence, including the flora, fauna, landscapes and the lives within. Work by more than 200 international artists and photographers will be on display, documenting the world around us. A showcase for emerging talent alongside established artists, FORMAT17 will encompass 30 exhibitions, a photo book market, portfolio reviews and a series of innovative events and performances.

Rapid changes in the environment, industry, technology, wars, migration and climate are accelerating at such unprecedented rates that the human impact on the Earth has pushed us into a new cultural geological epoch or era known as the Anthropocene. With tangible impacts of these changes being recorded in the atmosphere, lands, plants, oceans, humanity and wildlife, FORMAT are interested in the effect, solutions and conditions of this state that we are in, on micro and macro levels worldwide.

“I felt the idea of the Anthropocene would be timely. It’s a concept that’s important not just in art or photography, but more generally in terms of how we start to understand and come to terms with what is important in the world around us and our relation to it.’ Louise Clements, Artistic Director QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival

HABITAT will look broadly at landscape, environment, mobility, migrations, digital worlds, ideas of home and displacement, conflict and regeneration and all the spaces that we live in including work that considers our short or long term impact on the world locally and internationally.

FORMAT17 Portfolio Reviews

The internationally renowned FORMAT Portfolio Reviews will take place on Saturday 25 March 2015, during the FORMAT Launch weekend. FORMAT has carefully selected 45+ international experts in the field of photography to review and feedback to candidates for this prestigious one day event. Places are limited, so book your place now to avoid disappointment.

The FORMAT International Portfolio Review is the biggest of it’s kind in the UK. It draws a range of professionals from all over the world with varying expertise in the field of photography.

Genesis will once again support the reviews with the Genesis Imaging Bursary award, an award comprised of tailored production advice and support from Genesis Imaging’s Creative Director Mark Foxwell alongside £500 credit to produce work using our Premier Photographic Printing, Professional Mounting and Bespoke Framing services.

FORMAT 2017: Genesis Imaging & Fujifilm Production Award

Genesis has partnered with Fujifilm on the Genesis and Fujifilm Production Award – a an award of £1000 worth of framing and printing (on Fujifilm Crystal Archive paper) which will be awarded to one photographer selected from the artists chosen to participate in this year’s festival.

Festival Details:

FORMAT17 Festival:
24th March – 23th April 2017

FORMAT17 launch days:
23 March – 26 March 2017

Venues across Derby.

FORMAT is Directed by Louise Clements, organised by QUAD and the University of Derby. Supported by Arts Council England, Derby City Council and multiple partners from the UK and around the world.


Visit the FORMAT Festival Website

Visit the FORMAT Portfolio Review Website

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