Format Festival 2017: See You There

From the exhibition Ahead still lies the future / Part 1: Redo © Sadie Wechsler

We’re going to FORMAT, are you? We’ll be there from 23rd – 26th March for the launch, conference and exhibitions. Shutter Hub’s Karen Harvey will be delivering portfolio reviews on the Saturday, and in the evening the FORMAT International Portfolio Awards Shutter Hub Prize will be given.

If you’re going to be there, let us know, come and say hello!

This edition of FORMAT will explore the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. We will share the experiences and stories that coalesce as we negotiate our complex existence, including the flora, fauna, landscapes and the lives within.

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.


The internationally renowned FORMAT Portfolio Review 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 candiates for this prestigious one day event.

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.

For more info and to book, please visit