FORMAT23 OPEN Call: What photography can be


01 June 2022

FORMAT23 OPEN Call: What photography can be

Take part in the next edition of the FORMAT International Photography Festival

What photography can be

Deadline 31 August 2023

FORMAT are delighted to announce our OPEN Call for FORMAT23. We welcome diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives that represent the state of photography as it is today. Our eminent panel of international experts and the FORMAT Curatorial Team will view the submissions and select up to 20 projects that encompasses the zeitgeist, of the here and now, past, present and future to be exhibited at the FORMAT International Photography Festival to be held in Derby, in March 2023.

For FORMAT23 we are excited to see your views, imaginations and stories of this world and what will come next; what is important; what has gone unseen and what are we yet to discover? There are no limits….

Selected entries will be given the opportunity to exhibit at FORMAT23 and a chance to receive one of the festival awards. All submissions will be seen by our FORMAT Curators and a longlist will be selected for final review by our panel of industry experts.

Application fee, Early Bird:18 EUR (Until 1 August 2022, 11:59pm BST)
Application fee, Standard 23 EUR: (after 2 August, 00:00am BST)

For full details of how to apply visit the submission site:

Header image by River Claure

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