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Thames Lens 2016 Photography Competition Winners Announced! @TotallyThames #photography #London #photocontest #Thames

Totally  Thames in partnership with the Port of London Authority are proud to announce 2016 Thames Lens Photography Winners, Totally Thames annual photography competition. Now in its 12th year, the competition is open to non‐professional photographers.
Entrants were asked to submit photographs that captured the vibrancy and distinctiveness of the River Thames and were judged by a panel from the Thames Festival Trust and Port of London Authority alongside the London Photo Festival. From over 250 entries received, we can now announce that the 2016 winners are:
 Thames Lens 2016 Winner goes to Cairis Grant‐Hickey for Dare you! taken along the Thames footpath between Woolwich and the Greenwich peninsula.
 Thames Lens 2016 Runner‐up goes to Peter Murrell’s The Tour Bus taken at Tower Bridge.
 Port of London Authority Winner is awarded to John Clare for his Paddles Ahoy! taken at Kew Bridge at this year’s TideFest.
 London Photo Festival Highly Commended goes to Bubble Fun II by Britta Baumann taken along Bankside.
Adrian Evans, Totally Thames Director said “We wanted photographers to reflect on the Thames and its many narratives and visual facets. Thames Lens is a unique opportunity for photographers to convey the vibrancy and ever‐changing character of the River Thames and this year’s 258 entries certainly do that! It was a real challenge to select the winners but we think they all offer unique perspectives on the River Thames.”
Thames Lens is kindly supported by the Port of London Authority, Alistair Gale, Director of Corporate Affairs said “We are pleased to support Totally Thames bringing people back to the river through arts and cultural activities. The submissions to this year’s Thames Lens competition show the incredible beauty and the varied uses of the Thames. From art and architectural delight to the diversity of activities on the river: paddling sports and sailing; moving building materials for a growing capital city and using it to get to work.”
The winning photography can be seen here. The winning prizes include The View from The Shard tickets, Wildlife Photography Course with Iain Green at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Abitoffthemapp Camera Bags, London Photo Festival and subscription to Amateur Photographer Magazine.


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Help support @cafeartuk raise funds for their My London #photography #Calendar & help the homeless #london

The Cafe Art 2016 My London calendar is a social enterprise initiative for London homelessness art groups and individuals who have been affected by homelessness.

 In July this year, at St Paul’s Cathedral, 100 FujiFilm single-use cameras were handed out, with the theme My London. Training on how to use the cameras was given by The Royal Photographic Society [The RPS] in June, and again on the day of the handout.
 From the eighty cameras returned to us in July, more than 2,500 photos were developed. From these, 20 photos were chosen by the selection panel which included representatives fromFujiFilm, Amateur Photographer magazine, The London Photo Festival, Christie’s andHomeless Link.
Since 2012 sales of calendars have raised more than £45,000 for art groups, artists and vendors. This year we want to do it again but, first, we have to print the 2016 calendar and to do that we need your support.
 My London is a quality product – a real art calendar, with FSC certified paper and designed for free by top London graphic firm, Carter Wong Design. The contributors to the calendar – the winning photographers – all wrote or edited their own stories.
More than 2,400 votes were received for the top 20 photos at Spitalfields Arts Market in early August 2015, with the public being asked to choose the best photos for the 2016 My London calendar.
 It will cost us £10,000 to print 5,000 calendars. This is due in three instalments in October, November and December. We want to put all the money raised on Kickstarter towards the first payment to the printer in October, as well as covering other launch costs (paying the photographers, framing the exhibition and mailing the Kickstarter rewards).
 The calendar will be produced by PrintHouse Corporation, a London firm. This will support the local economy and will also reduce the environmental impact caused by shipping product from an overseas printer.
The project is self-funding from calendar sales only, and receives no government money. We are supported in kind by The RPS and FujiFilm and endorsed by Homeless Link, the umbrella organisation for homelessness charities and organisations.

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Win a place at the London Photo Festival with Amateur Photographer!

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We are delighted to announce……

that Amateur Photographer Magazine is now a supporter of the Festival – welcome! Make sure you collect your complimentary copy of the AP Magazine at the Festival.

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