[Text by Louise Clements]
The premier of a new exhibition and publication co-produced by Slideluck London, FORMAT International Photography Festival and QUAD opened this Saturday 15th March! Titled Hungry Still, the exhibition has been co-curated by Slideluck London’s Maria Teresa Salvati, Federica Chiocchetti and QUAD/FORMAT’s Louise Clements, showcasing twenty four of the best international photographers presenting multimedia photo stories featuring incredible images and narratives from all over the world. Slideshows by the 24 artists have been installed on screens in QUAD Gallery, a centre for contemporary art and film in Derby UK complemented by a special programme of events featuring talks, workshops and recipes relating to the concepts and stories behind the locations and content of the slideshows. For the launch guests enjoyed tasting some wonderful delicacies from the book such as photographer Catrine Val’s Hearty Vegetable Pie and Raphael Arocha’s confidence boosting Gin and Tonic, along with delicious Brooklyn Brewery Beers! Slideluck London, QUAD and FORMAT have also collaborated on a beautiful new publication designed by Akina Factory which features images from each of the photographers, anecdotes and recipes contained in over 200 pages. It is a brilliant and unusual photo cookbook that is already selling like hotcakes! Buy it here.
The exhibiting photographers have been selected from the last 6 years of Slideluck London editions and include: Alexander Aksakov, Alfonso Almendros, Rafael Arocha, Poulomi Basu, Jean-Marc Caimi, Arantxa Cedillo, Pierfrancesco Celada, Joanna Chudy, Cristina De Middel, Peter Di Campo, Carolyn Drake, Shiho Fukada, Sophie Gerrard, Laura Hynd, Alvaro Laiz, Sebastian Liste, Aaron Schuman, Bryan Schutmaat, Fan Shi San, Ian Teh, Phillip Toledano, Catrine Val, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. The exhibition is part of and supported by the FORMAT International Photography Festival off-year programme; if you are in Derby between now and mid-May be sure to check out the scheduled events.