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Format19 Photography Exhibition

One of the nation’s most popular photography festivals, FORMAT19, is coming to The Eagle Market in March.

The unmissable festival will bring a celebration of all things photography to the city, from exhibitions and events to talks and performances, starting from Thursday 14 March until 15 April.

Taking place at over 30 of Derby’s most beautiful buildings and key landmarks, including University of Derby, QUAD, Artcore Gallery, and Derby Market Hall, as well as The Eagle Market, photography aficionados can expect to see work from some of the country’s leading photographers.

The Eagle Market will host three exciting exhibitions as part of the festival, including ‘Saturday Girl,’ a five year project focusing on portraits of young women, ‘Path of an Honest Man,’ a visual study on non-verbal communication, and ‘Seed Series,’ an exploration into homosexuality and biological science.

The launch event will take place on Thursday 14 March from 6pm – 9pm, this will include the offical opening of the 3 exhibitions and also some of our amazing traders are staying open until 9pm.

For the last five years Casey Orr has photographed young women with a touring pop-up studio in 14 towns and cities across Britain. Each Saturday, traditionally a day of meeting and socialising in public spaces, I invited young women to have their portraits taken. Saturday Girl is a contemporary, playful and celebratory collection of portraits about the styles, tribe identities and desires of youth.


Non-verbal communication, defined by gesture and body language inform the way we understand, interpret and misinterpret each other.
Successful communication needs both verbal and physical expression, and must be joined together through the act of understanding.
In The Path of an Honest Man, Alexandra Lethbridge looks at how these two aspects of communication can become misaligned.

Eagle Market is operated by Town and Country Markets, part of WMC Retail Partners Plc.Registered office: 21 Market Street, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire, TF1 1DT. Company registration number: 00636475. Owned by Intu