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Photography in a Period of Change

David Langham, from the series Illusions < Deceptions, 2015 This year’s exhibitions at the FORMAT Festival in Derby provided a deeply considered, eclectic and thought-provoking overview of the role of photography in contemporary cultural discourse. The first festival was in 2005 and now in its seventh installment, FORMAT has once again grown in size, scope…

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Here and There by Takashi Arai

Temporary Housing, Date, Fukushima, 2012 Produced in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on the 11th of March 2011, Takashi Arai’s photographic series ‘Here and There’ focuses on communities that are struggling to cope with the fallout of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima. By using a plate camera and developing the…