What it is about:
To celebrate photography, shared excitement, participatory urbanism, the love of bikes and the creative Borough of Hackney within the context of the Tour de France coming through Hackney on Monday 7th July 2014 artist/designer Ella Doran is curating a participatory photographic art project.
The aim behind using different photographic eyes and vantage points is to emphasize the hybrid nature of an event being shared as a community, but experienced by everyone within their individual space. Accordingly, a staged set up of 14 photographers (referencing the year, ’14) will be positioned in front of the crowds across the short stretch of the Borough of Hackney that the Tour de France passes through.
Once the photographers have captured the images according to Ella’s brief, all the material will be collected and Ella will curate artwork from it that will form part of an exhibition. More details to follow later.
If you would like to participate:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 6th June 2014, explaining your own involvement with photography and why you would like to participate in Ella’s project. If you have a link to your own work or think a few of your own images would be worth including, please feel free to do so.
Because of the nature of ‘The Tour de France seen through Hackney Eyes’ we can only consider applications from Hackney residents.
Please note that because of the technical background of what Ella plans to do with the imagery, you will need to have access to an iphone for the event. Also, you will need to be available for a set-up meeting at the end of June. Please state your availability on Saturday 28th June and/or Sunday 29th June, indicating preferences for am or pm in your application. If possible, keep both days free, as the idea is to do a test run on location with the whole group. (We obviously can’t afford to run into difficulties on the day, as it is a live event.) Of course, you will need to be able to take Monday 7th July off for the big event.
What’s in it for you:
Any money made from the project will go to a Hackney-based charity, but you will get a fabulous photography-related gift and will be mentioned as a participant photographer.
We look forward to hearing from you!