Thirteen years ago 24 photographers set out on an ambitious journey: to document New Year's Day for the next 24 years. This was a project that was to last 24 years, with each photographer progressing one hour every year, so that at the end of 24 years, there will be 24 sets of images from New Year's Day. Come and join us on Saturday 27 February in seeing off the winter blues and celebrating our anniversary in the heart of Soho.The exhibition features a number of critically acclaimed artists from across the world and the group draws on a wide variety of experience and talent.We are pleased to announce that Brian Harris, an editorial, news and current affairs photographer who has previously worked at both the Times and the Independent, is curating our 13th anniversary show.
Curator Brian Harris said: “This was a challenging brief well executed by 24 completely different photographers over a 24 hour period of time giving us 24 different ways of seeing our world. I thank them all for opening my eyes to yet another way of seeing.”
Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said: “The exhibition is going from strength to strength and now in our thirteenth year we've really developed an identity and feel that we're an established part of London's art calendar. New Year's Day is an exciting time of the year, and we hope that 24 captures some of that excitement, but also gives a little glimpse into the rest of the day after the celebrations and parties. The exhibition in Soho Square allows us to share that with everyone.”
Previous exhibitions have proved extremely successful with the group displaying their work in unusual but accessible locations (the fountains of Trafalgar Square, the SS Robin in Docklands, AOP, Greenwich Park, Golden Square and Berkeley Square to name just a few). And this year’s venue Soho Square – in the heart of London’s West End – promises to be the best yet.