This just in from the UK Blurberati team:
Format 11, the UK’s top international contemporary photography festival, is just around the corner – and this year it’ll celebrate street photography with the theme “Right Here, Right Now.” Blurb is proud to be a partner, and we’re hosting book signings, an awards presentation, and seminars. We’ll also be showcasing some of the incredible book entries we received for the festival catalogue.
Format 11 runs from 4 March – 3 April, and Blurb will be there to kick off the opening weekend. Come by the QUAD in Derby to see our display of a few of the 20 top photography books submitted especially for Format 11 (full selection listed below). You’ll find us on the mezzanine level in the building’s main entrance – drop by and pick up discount vouchers for your next book!
And if you’ve ever wanted some expert advice on how to make a photography book, come on by our free Blurb bookmaking seminar on Saturday 5 March from 3 – 4 p m. at the QUAD Cinema.
Acclaimed photojournalist Sam Mellish will be there with us as he signs copies of his limited-edition Blurb book On The Road: London to Lands End. Come join us for Sam’s book signing on Saturday 5 March from 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. at the QUAD Cinema 2.
To round off the day, Blurb will present awards to the three top portfolios, as chosen by Format 11, on Saturday 5 March at 7:30 p.m. at the QUAD Cinema 2. And stick around for the Slide Slam Carousel afterwards, hosted by Blurb and Foto8.
For a sneak preview, get the official Blurb-sponsored Format 11 catalogue book here for £24.50. The 120-page book contains beautiful images, essays, and information from some of the contributing photographers.
For even more inspiration check out our chosen Format 11 book submissions:
James Luckett: Suginami
Stacy Kranitz: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation
Douglas Ljungkvist: Ocean Beach
Andreas Schmidt: Front Window
Thomas Hardy: Japan: The Sakura Spell
Chris Collins: My Car is a Rolls Royce
Josef Schulz: sign out
Roman Drits: Auftakt
Anthony Hopewell: Looking Out of England to the Beyond
Bernie Hallstein: Times Square
Sean McDonnell: loved; life; London
James Dodd: Olympic Dreams
Jack Simon: Untitled
Michael Limbert: American Tour
Sam Mellish: On The Road: London to Lands End
Theresa Moerman Ib: If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now
Heiko Krause: russemblage
Pierfrancesco Celada: INSIDEOUT, the Bigg Market
Srinivas Kuruganti: COAL INDIA LIMITED
Arthur Tress: [Volume one] Open Space in the Inner City
Paul Treacy: The Photohumourist – Mixed Messages