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by Kat Parr Mackintosh (subscribe)
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Do you consider yourself to be a modern day flaneur? Someone who sees interesting things in the world around them, things that other people may not notice, but that are well worthy of a second look?

Have you ever been even a little bit interested in photography?

Or in community art projects?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions then you might want to consider joining in with the Street Photography Now Project. In one sentence: you join, each week a leading street photographer sends out an instruction by email to everyone involved that's intended to inspiring you to see, and photograph things in a fresh way, you take a photo and you add it to the group's Flickr album.
One of the images from The Gallery's favourites
One of the images from The Gallery's favourites

Cool idea isn't it, you get inspired to take better, or more interesting shots, and you get to share your work with other people around the world all doing the same thing.

Here's an example of one of the instructions: Show us the aftermath – Maciej Dakowicz

It's being run as a collaboration between The Photographers' Gallery, London and the authors of the book Street Photography Now, Stephen McLaren and Sophie Howarth. The project started in October 2010, but it's running until October 2011, and you really can get involved at any point along the way.

It's not supposed to be a competition, more of a community, with people commenting on the other images submitted in a productive way and getting dialogue going about the world's many different street scenes. However there is going to be a prize awarded for an outstanding contribution to the project, which will be £1000 worth of book vouchers and the opportunity to have your work displayed at The Photographers' Gallery.

To sign up get in touch and you'll get your first instructions this coming Friday.
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Comments
Thankyou, that looks amazing. Does it cross state boundaries or is it just for Sydney? When I was in Sydney last, there was an american girl who took photography of graffiti artists work. She put a great deal of effort into getting to the most interesting places to take the photos. Much different than the laneway grafitti of Melbourne, she would go out at night around the trains etc where the rouge graffiti artists were working.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Saturday, 23rd of April @ 08:58 am
Thankyou, that looks amazing. Does it cross state boundaries or is it just for Sydney? When I was in Sydney last, there was an american girl who took photography of graffiti artists work. She put a great deal of effort into getting to the most interesting places to take the photos. Much different than the laneway grafitti of Melbourne, she would go out at night around the trains etc where the rouge graffiti artists were working. I just joined the project.
By Jody Kimber - senior reviewer
Saturday, 23rd of April @ 09:04 am
Hi Jody, the Photographers Gallery is in London - but I'm pretty sure that you can join in this project from where ever you are. The more diverse the photos the better!
By Kat Parr Mackintosh - senior writer
Monday, 25th of April @ 11:22 am
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