Love in London – a photography competition supporting PhotoVoice

02/02/2018 We want to help spread the love this Valentine’s Day, which is why we are delighted to announce that a new photography competition ‘Love in London’, launches today to support PhotoVoice.

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For many, 2017 was a difficult year, with tragic events, political upheaval, and scandals shaking institutions worldwide. London saw its fair share of dramatic events including terrorist attacks and the horrific Grenfell Tower disaster.

However, in the wake of these awful events, London unified and showed that the only way to combat hate is through love. Members of the Muslim community handed out 3,000 roses at London Bridge, volunteers poured into west London to support those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, and thousands joined the Women’s March.

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So, to celebrate London’s diversity, solidarity and positivity, Clikd, an award-winning dating app aimed at the creative community, has launched a new photography competition inviting people to submit photographs which showcase what Love means to them in the capital.

The winning photographs will be shared on digital screens across London to create a wave of positivity throughout the capital. Prizes also include everything from camera equipment to gallery space, from renowned merchants and organisations including acclaimed photographic printer Metro.

"Rise above the darkness there is always hope." © Mike Askiu 2012 | PhotoVoice | Catch22 | 'Lookout UK' | UK

“Rise above the darkness there is always hope.” © Mike Askiu 2012 | PhotoVoice | Catch22 | ‘Lookout UK’ | UK

Entry is free, but a £2 donation per image entered is strongly encouraged to support PhotoVoice’s projects worldwide. All donations will be given directly to PhotoVoice.

Opening date: 14/02/2018

Closing date: 07/03/2018

The Judges:

Kim Leuenberger – an acclaimed photographer who has worked for Leica, Hertz, Volkswagen, Netflix and many more. Her photographs have been published by the BBC, the Guardian, Lonely Planet and others.

Jackie King – a freelance photographer specialising in portraiture and lifestyle imagery. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Sydney, and London, and she was also the first female director of the British Institute of Professional Photographers.

The Categories

Love London – images celebrating the best of London

Love your community – images celebrating the ways communities come together

Love your friends – images celebrating your friends and peers

Love yourself – images showing your own relationship to London and yourself –  or even a selfie

Love your partner – images celebrating romance and connections

Love what you do – images celebrating jobs, hobbies, activities

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Featured image: “I feel so happy when I look at this picture, everything fits together perfectly – the river, the bridge, the blue sky, the way the sun lights up St Paul’s in the background. I would love to be like the bird flying freely.” © Al-Mousaoy 2006 | PhotoVoice | Dost | ‘New Londoners’ | UK

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