East Meets West is a collaborative project devised by FORMAT International Photography Festival/QUAD and GRAIN Projects that will provide twenty emerging artists and photographers with a professional development opportunity as well as the chance to exhibit their work at FORMAT19 as a digital showcase.

At the Masterclasses artists and photographers will learn from industry leaders about portfolio development and receive advice regarding topics such as competitions, commissions, exhibitions, funding, making approaches, distribution and editing. Subjects will also include socially engaged, editorial and fine art photography, the photobook and responding to and working to commission. The Masterclasses will offer immersion in the subject matter and a unique opportunity for emerging photographers to develop their practice and showcase their work.

Masterclass speakers and portfolio reviewers include Natasha Caruana, Harry Hardie, Andrew Jackson, Anthony Luvera, Matthew Murray, Kate Peters and Michael Sargeant.

The opportunity is aimed at photographers wishing to broaden their perspectives and push the boundaries of their personal development.

Please note: Those successfully selected will be required to pay a fee of £100.

Deadline: Sunday 7 October 2018.

Full information about the opportunity can be found here.

Thursday 6 September 2018 is also the deadline for photographers, curators, artists and collectives to submit proposals to FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019 in response to the concept FOREVER//NOW.

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