We are a group of 12 Midlands based photographers that have been given the opportunity to exhibit our work in an international festival of photography.
The group evolved out of the Photoforum meetings based at the QUAD in Derby run by the renowned photographer and teacher, Prof. Paul Hill MBE.
Called In Evidence, our exhibition will be part of FORMAT 15, the UK’s largest photographic festival which runs from13th March to 12th April this year in Derby.
We have found a central space in the city to exhibit the work, are arranging the printing and mounting of the photographs, producing a publication and other material to accompany the show, and are organizing a grand opening event. We are funding this ourselves and, although we have obtained some sponsorship we want to raise another £500 to put towards all these costs.
As midlands based practitioners it would be wonderful to participate in such a spectacular event, and an exciting opportunity to share our work with the people of Derby as well as an international audience.
Risks and challenges
Many of the risks and challenges for this project have already been overcome. We have negotiated an empty space and sourced our designers, printers and catering options. We have promotion through the official FORMAT publications and we have some sponsors on board.
We still have to transform the space - an empty shop- into an exhibition and make sure all the work is ready as well as the promotional material and refreshments at the opening. But we have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and we have no doubt that it will all come together!
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