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Friday, 15 July 2016

The Great City Photography Project

To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, there is an open invitation to take part in an exciting public photography project for everyone who works or lives in the City of London.

The City of London looks very different now from even, say, 40 years ago. The scale of new building calls to mind another time of rapid rebuilding: after the Great Fire of 1666, when a 'more beautiful City' of brick and stone replaced the medieval wooden houses that were destroyed. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire in September 2016, those who live or work in the 'square mile' of the City are invited to contribute to a public photography project, art installation and exhibition.

The project wants you to take digital photos - with your mobile or a camera - of the 'new' City of London as it forms part of your daily life. You could take a picture from your office or shop window, or a glimpse of one of the new buildings that now tower over the City, or a detail of a side street, or an interior shot of your workplace. The project hopes you'll send pictures taken from building sites, rooftops or the river, pictures at street level or below ground - anywhere in the City, in fact, that you find visually interesting as part of the built environment. They're looking for quirky details, interesting angles and juxtapositions of older and new buildings as well as stunning views and broad cityscapes, and for contributors from all walks of life. This is a project not aimed at professional photographers, but at the whole City of London community.

​Send your pictures by uploading them to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts or email them (see below for contact details) and, if you like, add your name and a caption, or write a few words about why you took the picture. The photographs will be printed and displayed in an exhibition at All Hallows by the Tower Church, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ from 1st September-30th October 2016, and will also be used in an art installation in the church by artist Victoria Burgher, so come and see your work on show!



tag the project @rebuildingthecity and add #greatcityphotoproject

This project is kindly supported by Reignwood and Ardmore Construction.


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