Olympic Lomography LomoWall to be unveiled at Museum of London
23rd January 2012
The Museum of London is to host a photography exhibition in collaboration with Lomography, the vibrant community dedicated to analogue photography.
Opening in July 2012 the LomoWall exhibition from Lomography will be the culmination of a series of analogue photography workshops looking at the themes of ‘inspiring’ and ‘achieving’. The workshops, which take place from January 2012, are open to amateur, analogue (i.e. film, not digital) photographers of all abilities. They will encourage participants to use inspirational Londoners and their view of London in its Olympic year as the subjects.
A selection of photos from the workshops, along with other submissions, will become part of a giant LomoWall photography exhibition spanning the Museum of London’s foyer and rotunda. This is only the second time ever that the Museum of London’s open-air rotunda space has been used for an exhibition. A LomoWall is a mosaic created from thousands of colourful Lomographs, or analogue photographs taken to Lomography specifications. Close up visitors will be able to enjoy each photo individually, but when viewed from afar the LomoWall resembles a fascinating abstract artwork in its own right.
David Spence, Director of Programmes at the Museum of London, said:
“The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will no doubt be captured by many millions, perhaps billions, of photographs, but how many of those images will be analogue? The LomoWall is likely to be the largest collection of London 2012 analogue photographs and will be a very exciting way to remember the lead up to the games. Our partnership with Lomography 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.”
Linda Scott, Marketing Manager at Lomography UK, said:
“Lomography is absolutely delighted to be partnering with the Museum of London for this massive, six-month, LomoWall exhibition. We couldn’t have hoped for a more positive, accessible, London institution of such great heritage to play host to this wonderful, analogue photography exhibition.”
Budding photographers who cannot attend a workshop should submit their best analogue photographs of Londoners in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to firstname.lastname@example.org for possible inclusion in the exhibition. The LomoWall designers will pick the best images to be exhibited.
The Lomography LomoWall is free and open until January 2013. For more information please visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk.
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4. Workshop Details
Saturday 7, 14, 21 and 28 April
1.30pm – 3pm
Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands
Book in advance - £12 (concessions £10, Friends of the Museum of London £9) including camera hire, one roll of film and a 10% discount on film processing
5. Exhibition Details
13 July 2012 – January 2013 (tbc)
Museum of London