The Greenway by Toby Smith
Here's something for all you street photographers, photo walkers, Flickr fiends and happy snappers: My East End is a new photography initiative inviting Londoners to document and celebrate the East End: its people, cultures, heritage, and open spaces. Lots of you do this all the time but at the heart of this scheme is a high profile competition with judges we've actually heard of. Most impressively, alongside the inevitable exhibitions, all entries will go into the archives of the Bishopsgate Institute. Your images could be a part of an amazing collection of local photography, building on a great tradition as the first photo studios opened in Stepney in the early 1850s.
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My East End launched on 1st February. You can enter up to 3 images any time between now and 30th April 2010. The competition is open to all in the categories: Professional; Amateur; Young people aged 12 - 17; and Children aged 4 - 11. The winners' exhibition will be at the Geffrye Museum and Four Corners film and photography centre in July 2010. There's also a raft of talks, courses and workshops about local history and photography, more of which can be found on www.myeastend.org.uk.
Last Updated 10 February 2010