Two new photography events are being launched at QUAD, in Derby.
FORMAT Photoforum and Telegraph ‘togsQUAD, are monthly sessions open to photographers of all abilities to learn more about their photography skills.
Photographer, journalist, author and teacher, Paul Hill will lead the FORMAT Photoforum meetings for discussions about photography on the last Tuesday of the month starting next week October 23.
A major influence on contemporary British photography, Paul has exhibited regularly since 1970 throughout the British Isles, Europe, North America, Japan and Australasia. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in 1990 and, four years later, was awarded an MBE by The Queen for services to photography.
Each month the sessions will present a different aspect within the field of photographic practice, including publishing, technique, artists and reading images. This first introductory session, from 6.30-8.30pm, will focus on ‘using our own lives as subject matter’. The event is open to photographers of any level and tickets are £3 per person, booking is essential through QUAD Box office.
The sessions will lead up to the next edition of the FORMAT International Photography Festival, which takes place in QUAD and throughout Derby from March 8 until April 7 next year. For more information on FORMAT13, please see: http://www.formatfestival.com
Another new monthly photography event, which will take place in QUAD also has a local connection. The Telegraph ‘togsQUAD is an informal group for budding camera enthusiasts which will be hosted by Derby Telegraph picture editor, Victoria Wilcox. Victoria will be providing a unique ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse of life as a ‘tog – industry speak for a professional photojournalist.
The first session of Telegraph ‘togsQUAD will take place on Thursday November 8 from 7-9pm and entry is £3. The themes are ‘Light’ or ‘Wright’, celebrating the launch of QUAD’s LIGHT season and ‘Illuminated’ exhibition – which includes work by Derby’s most famous artist. Those wishing to take part can produce an image inspired by the work of Joseph Wright or try and capture light in an interesting way and can bring the printed photograph along for peer review and feedback at the session.
An unmissable opportunity to work with Derby Telegraph’s leading ‘tog, with prizes for the best work, Telegraph ‘togsQUAD is open to all, novice or experienced photographers!
For more information on both events or to book places FORMAT Photoforum, please call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606 or see http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/exhibition/format-photoforum Those wishing to attend Telegraph ‘togsQUAD do not need to book places.