FORMAT International Photography Festival video

posted by Michael on 22 April 2013

Broadcaster Sue Steward presents a survey of the recent FORMAT International Photography Festival held in Derby earlier this year.

The biennial is held in Derby and this year was on the theme "Factory". Fittingly Derby is the birthplace of mass production. Among some of the participants interviewed are collector Erik Kessels who explains his long term obsession for collecting discarded photo albums; his show "Album Beauty" is the centre piece show at the QUAD arts centre.

Similarly, another collector, Thomas Sauvin, presents more found images, this time from China. Photographer Brian Griffin talks about how he manipulates his subjects and Andreas Meichsner offers up a funny insight into German exactness in his series about consumer product testing.

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