Black Culture
in Britain

© Erica Alexander

AOP x Canary Wharf Arts+Events

Black Culture in Britain, Photography Exhibition

Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf

Exhibition Dates: Fri 1– Sun 31 Oct

Entries are free
Entries close 31 August

 

To celebrate this year’s Black History Month in October, Canary Wharf Arts + Events and the AOP are holding a special month-long exhibition at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf. We will be celebrating black culture both through images and the stories of the photographers who have taken them.

The theme is open to personal interpretation from each photographer, inviting both established and emerging photographers to enter. From the creativity, beauty and strength that is found within the Black community in Britain to the challenges faced, we are inviting you to enter your best images and celebrate Black Culture in Britain with us. Entries are open to all backgrounds; however, we would particularly encourage those whose personal life experiences and heritage mean they are connected to the subject matter in a personal way.

Selected images will be displayed at a special exhibition in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Canary Wharf throughout the month October 2021. In addition, there are prizes of a £700 and £300 Canary Wharf retail gift card for the Gold and Silver winners respectively, as well as a year’s membership to the AOP.

Judges include members of AOP for All, a group striving to increase awareness of photographers of colour by making both them, and their work more visible within the industry.

© Erica Alexander

How to enter

  • Images should capture and celebrate ‘Black Culture in Britain’
  • Entry is free
  • You can enter single, or a series of images
  • You can enter up to 5 times 
  • You should provide a supporting statement to your images, explaining why you have chosen them, your connection to the subject matter and why you feel it captures Black British Culture.

Entries open Friday 11 June 2021 and close on Tuesday 31 August 2021.

Canary Wharf Arts + Events are responsible for developing cultural and leisure activities across Canary Wharf. The annual calendar comprising of art, music, theatre, and sporting events is continually developing, ensuring that its content remains contemporary, innovative, diverse, and cultural engaged. Working with numerous UK and world-renowned institutions, the Arts + Events programme consists of up to two hundred events a year, the majority of which are free-to-attend. Canary Wharf is also home to London’s largest collection of outdoor Public Art.

Venue: Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Brief organiser

Canary Wharf Group is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe.

 

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Black Culture in Britain: Canary Wharf Arts+ Events

To celebrate this year’s Black History Month in October, Canary Wharf Arts + Events and the AOP are holding a special month-long exhibition at the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in Canary Wharf. We will be celebrating black culture both through images and the stories of the photographers who have taken them.