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  • Writer's pictureHannah Faith Jackson


This years Format Festival was one like no other. Thousands of people usually descend on Derby for the incredible international festival which takes place across the city every two years. I had the privilege of attending the 2019 festival and viewed over thirty different artists work in the space of a weekend.

This year the thousands sat on their sofas or at their desks and enjoyed a virtual showcase. I was able to attend an all day conference as part of the festival and heard from a number of contemporary photographers. The virtual exhibition space was called new arts city and could be navigated by the viewer making it a really interactive experience.

I look forward with anticipation to the 2023 Festival when I hope everyone will be able to be in person viewing physical work once again.

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