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Global pandemic themed photo assignment


By David G Scott

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PHOTOGRAPHERS in the far north are invited to send images related to the coronavirus epidemic to be highlighted in an online gallery.

The new British Photographic Assignments (BPA), open to all British-based photographers and those of British nationality the world over is continuing to accept images until January 1, 2021.

Welcoming work for public discussion on the theme of the global pandemic, photographers can submit imagery that informs people of how the situation has affected their life.

It is open to interpretation depending on each photographer’s process and practice.

GP Stephen. Picture: George Coppock
GP Stephen. Picture: George Coppock

The venture is aimed at celebrating the variety and creativity found throughout the British still imaging sector while informing and inspiring the public during these trying times.

Photographers are asked to submit between 5-15 captioned images with an accompanying descriptive text of up to 400 words.

So far submitted are over 3200 images, regular highlights from which are showcased on the BPA’s Instagram @britishphotographyawards.

Photos of ballet, wild animals, social justice protests, indoor climbing, key workers, indoor street photography, fine art works, daily encounters and much more have already been very popular from the project.

Hugo Donnithorne-Tait, director of the British Photography Awards which is behind the venture, said: “The Assignments platform is an important commons with huge potential for the public to experience British photographic work, no matter the level, scale or approach. It is open to everyone, from students to professional photojournalists.

"Each year we shall explore a new theme together, curate an online gallery and celebrate the images at our annual Awards event.”

Each assignment submitted by the public can be dedicated to an individual, collective or institution for widespread publication on the BPA channels as well as national press and media releases.

View and download current entries at thenewsmarket.com/the-british-photography-awards and register to receive new entries as they're submitted at thenewsmarket.com


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