Take Part in Street Photography Now Project
Street Photography Now Project is a yearlong collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery and Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren, authors of Street Photography Now (Thames & Hudson), inviting photographers from around the world to reassess and record the world we live in.
From Friday 1 October 2010, a leading street photographer will issue a weekly instruction, which will be emailed to participating photographers. These detailed instructions will act as a call to arms to photographers to look afresh at their immediate surroundings and to literally take to the streets.
Photographers will have six days to respond to the instruction and upload one photograph, which will form part of a Street Photography Now Project Gallery on Flickr. After these six days a new instruction from another street photographer will be issued and the process will start again.
Street Photography Now Project will run for 52 weeks with a weekly instruction from each of the 52 contributors to the Street Photography Now publication. The aim is to build a global community of photographers exploring the rewards and challenges of documenting public life. All photographers will be encouraged to comment and respond to the images posted to the Flickr page. (www.flickr.com/photos/streetphotographynowproject
At the end of the Project the photographer felt to have made the most outstanding contribution over the year will be awarded £1000 of Thames & Hudson books and have their work displayed on The Photographers’ Gallery digital Wall for All at the Gallery’s newly redeveloped space.
Street Photography Now Project was launched at The Photographers’ Gallery in September 2010, as the Gallery closed its doors for the redevelopment of its building on Ramillies Street. The Project will run for one year and is scheduled to end when The Photographers’ Gallery reopens in Autumn 2011. During this redevelopment period The Photographers’ Gallery will be taking photography outside of the gallery walls. Street Photography Now Project is part of this interim programme, check the website for information on other forthcoming projects, www.photonet.org.uk
For further information please contact The Photographers’ Gallery Press Office:
Call: Sam Trenerry +44 (0)20 7087 9333 or Email: