FORMAT PhotoForum

Tuesday 23 October 2012 to Tuesday 27 May 2014
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FORMAT Photoforum: Exhibiting Photographs

Wednesday 30th April 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
Cost: £3, booking essential
Exhibiting your work in a gallery or public context presents its own challenges as it is such a different format of disseminating work, as opposed to the book or presenting a portfolio. As a curator of photography shows Camilla Brown has extensive experience of working with photographers and designing exhibitions. Using examples of exhibitions she has curated, Camilla will discuss the issues faced when displaying work. This should provide an informal context for the group to spend some time thinking about exhibitions.  It would be great to talk about photography exhibitions that have made an impact on you and why, alongside people discussing their ideas about presenting their own work.
Camilla trained as an art historian completing her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is a curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art, specialising in photography. For ten years she was Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Previous to which she was Exhibitions Curator at Tate Liverpool. She now has an academic post at Middlesex University. She regularly writes for artists monographs and contributes to history of photography books, alongside her work as an art critic for 
Examples of her work appear on her website at
Please note that the date of the April event is Wednesday 30th April, not the usual last Tuesday of the month.
FORMAT Photoforum: Publishing Photography
Tuesday, 27th May 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cost: £3, booking essential

Founded in 2012 by Valentina Abenavoli and Alex Bocchetto, Akina Books is an independent publishing house of hand-made photobooks based in London. Our guests will share some of their past and present projects, including the recent collaborative publication between FORMAT and Slideluck London Hungry Still, and discuss their working practices and processes in publishing. They will also discuss Akina Factory, a photobook production oriented laboratory; a space to conceive projects, manufacture books, share know-how and ideas. It can be incredibly difficult to figure out how to create and self-publish a photobook from scratch. It is time consuming and skill intensive: Akina’s Factory can help you through this creative and technical process. Following on from this, regular host Paul Hill will lead a Q+A session with Valentina and Alex.

Akina publications are stocked worldwide and in some of the UK’s leading arts venues, such as Tate Modern and The Photographers Gallery.
Each Photoforum includes the opportunity for you to show your own work in ‘5x5’, if you have any images you would like to share, e-mail


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