The London Nights and Dark Corners exhibitions closed on 11 November 2018.
London Nights, our major 2018 photography exhibition, displayed two hundred works of film and photography revealing the city at night. But we wanted to see how a wider range of photographers were approaching the genre of night photography, so the Museum of London teamed up with the British Journal of Photography to run a competition. The prize for the five winners: display in the museum for their photographs during our London Nights season.
We presented photographers with an open brief, simply challenging them to respond to the city after dark. Images had to be submitted in the categories of north, south, east, west and central London. Rather than strictly defining the boundaries of each area we allowed entrants to select which category they felt was the best fit. Which dark corners of London would they select, how would they tackle the challenge of photographing in low light, and how would they represent their experience of our city at night?
We received 2180 images from 392 photographers- here are the winners and some of the shortlisted picks.