The 10th edition of the FORMAT International Photography Festival was on the theme of 'Control'. In this video we consider how culture has become almost exclusively political and an area in which artists attempt, in different ways, to exert control. Take for example the recent Turner Prize announcement that it is only shortlisting artists who “inspire change”. It seems all culture is trying to improve us. We ask whether or not this is a good thing.
A video review of the 2019 Format International Photography Festival in Derby, UK, looking at the current interest in fictionalising photography, either by constructing and manipulating images in some way or by using inference and visual association to tell impossible-to-photograph, or un-witnessed, stories. It explores what this might mean for truth and story-telling for both photojournalists and artists
A video review of the 2017 Format International Photography Festival in Derby, UK, on the theme of Habitat in the age of the Anthropocene (the modern era in which human activity is considered the dominant influence on climate and the environment)
A review of the Beyond Evidence exhibition at the 2015 Format International Photography Festival in Derby, looking at photographic narratives and the question of truth in photography
Curator Sue Steward discusses her exhibition "The New Alchemists", one of the Photo50 series exhibitions at the London Art Fair
The south London Gallery Photofusion commissioned Bridget Coaker to curate an exhibition to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games. In this video she explains the thinking behind Residual Traces, an exhibition that brings together responses by six photographers to the changes in the Lea Valley brought about by the building of the Olympic site
Winners of the Troika Editions/FORMAT13 Award, photographers Tim Bowditch and Nick Rochowski present their project Hind Land, a fascinating photographic survey of the forgotten spaces and pedestrian walkways found beneath the orbital M25 motorway