Friday, 1 October 2010

Street Photography NOW

Coinciding with the publication of Street Photography Now, by Sophie Howarth and Stephen McLaren (soon to be available in Pittville Learning Centre), and in association with the Photographers Gallery, a year long project for street photographers to "record the world we live in" is launched today (1st October).

Olivier Laurent writing in The British Journal of Photography explains how it will work:

Each week, one of the 52 photographers featured in the book will issue instructions for street photographers around the world to follow. "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," say the organisers. " All photographers will be encouraged to comment and respond to the images posted to the Flickr page."

Once the instructions have been issues, photographers will have six days to respond and upload one photograph to the Street Photography Now Project gallery on Flickr. At the end of the 52 weeks, "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."

The first instructions (see above) have been issued by Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden.

For full details about how to take part see Street Photography Now Project.

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