© Erica Alexander
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.
How to enter
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.
Whatever your vocation, passion, course or age, we invite you to inspire us with your photography.
From the Oscars of the photography world; the AOP Photography Awards to celebration of our students through the AOP Student Awards to our new programme of new creative projects we have a programme of opportunity whatever your level or interest.
The AOP Photography Awards are known as the ‘Oscars’ of the photography world. They celebrate excellence in the creative photography and image-making industry. This year’s Awards will open in October 2021 and close in January 2022. This is your chance to be seen by leading commissioners and names within the photographic industry.