Last year we asked you to capture the essence of Slow London for the first Londonist photography competition. This year we turn our attention to the river for a collaborative documentary project, in partnership with Shoot Experience, to create a distinctive and eclectic snapshot of Thames Barrier to Teddington.
Interested? Here's how it works:
Need some inspiration? Have a look at London's Changing Riverscape photographic panoramas from 1937, 1997 and 2008. You can immerse yourself in river history at Museum of London, Docklands (now free admission) or get down and dirty on the foreshore with Thames21. We'll review the submissions regularly and let you know which bits of the river have been neglected or overdone. Remember, this is Londonist. We don't want straight tourist shots. Give us surprising, alternative, dark or quirky views of the Thames and show us the history and future of London's watery artery through your lens.
The project runs until the end of September. A selection of the best pictures will be exhibited at Foyles Gallery, Charing Cross Road between 11-24 October with a private view and party on Friday 22 October (save the date!). Five photos will be chosen for special commendation. The lovely people at Shoot Experience are helping us to make this happen and we will reveal a panel of esteemed judges and some excellent prizes in due course.
The deadline for entries to the project is Friday 24 September at 5pm.
Our judges include Simon Baker who is Curator, Photography and International Art for Tate and Mike Seaborne, Photography Curator at Museum of London.
The exhibition is part of photomonth 2010.
* except Londonist editorial team members - sorry guys!
Many thanks to Allison Ball for the project branding.