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In addition to the LomoWall Manchester, Lomography UK is also planning to erect an Olympic themed LomoWall at the Museum of London this summer. An actual physical wall covered in thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photographs, the LomoWall will span the Museum of London’s foyer and rotunda. “The LomoWall is likely to be the largest collection of analogue photographs and contributing is a fun way to get into the spirit if the London 2012 Games,” says Linda Scott, Marketing Manager at Lomography UK. “For the display Lomography has photographed over 30 judo, equestrian, archery and tennis Team GB athletes training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. You can also submit your film-based snapshots until 10 June 2012. For more information, visit the website below.
Website: Lomography UK
Lomography Press Release
Lomography Olympic LomoWall at Museum of London
Newsflash - One month left for the general public to participate in this LomoWall
July 13th 2012 – January 2013
Fans of Instagram are being encouraged to try their hand at the original thing and use a Lomography camera to take analogue film pictures for a new display at the Museum of London. The deadline for entries to firstname.lastname@example.org is 10 June 2012.
Over 30,000 photographs will make up an Olympic themed LomoWall at the Museum of London this summer and members of the public are able to submit analogue pictures responding to the brief “inspiring and in achieving in London’s Olympic year”.
A LomoWall is an actual physical wall covered in thousands of snap shot-sized analogue photographs. Famous for the distinctive waves of undulating colour the LomoWall’s abstract appearance comes from the thousands of printed images taken by fans of Lomography cameras from around the world. Close up, visitors are able to enjoy each photo individually, but when viewed from afar the LomoWall resembles a fascinating mosaic artwork in its own right.
Analogue photographs of Paralympic athletes in training for the London 2012 Games will also feature in this, the first LomoWall in the UK since 2007. The LomoWall will span the Museum of London’s foyer and rotunda and will be the longest running LomoWall in the UK to date, scheduled to remain up at the Museum for six months.
Linda Scott, Marketing Manager at Lomography UK, explains:
“More and more people are discovering the joys of Lomography through apps on their phones, like Instagram, where the digital image mimics the retro qualities of film shot on a Lomography camera. People are looking for more engagement and satisfaction by learning how to craft these beautiful analogue images themselves. Our partnership with Museum of London aims to encourage people to participate in the creation of a visual record of London in its Olympic year and think again about photography; perhaps even trying out analogue photography for the first time.”
David Spence, Director of Programmes at the Museum of London, said:
“The LomoWall is likely to be the largest collection of analogue photographs and contributing is a fun way to get into the spirit if the London 2012 Games. For the display Lomography has photographed over 30 judo, equestrian, archery and tennis Team GB athletes training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games. This LomoWall is also a celebration of London through the world’s eyes. Participants from over 32 countries have submitted almost 10,000 images with more arriving every day. Themes like team spirit and urban sporting adventures are emerging along with London’s ability to inspire people from all cultures.”
Photographers should submit their scanned analogue photographs in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to email@example.com before 10 June 2012 for possible inclusion in the exhibition. The LomoWall designers will pick the best images to be exhibited.
All photographic submissions for the LomoWall must have been shot on film, not digital cameras. Standard 35mm film is the preferred format for LomoWall exhibitions. The size should be at least 1220px in either width or height although larger dimensions are welcome. The medium format images and panorama images should be 1220px at least in height only.
The Lomography LomoWall is free and open until January 2013. For more information please visit http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk.