This, I think, is a great use of Flickr. Tate Britain has launched an initiative to extend their How We Are photography project (a look at the ‘journey of British Photography’) into something called How We Are Now (a contemporary look at British life). They have invited the great British public to submit photographs of their personal vision of Britain and British people via a How We Are Now Flickr group. Already 3,304 people have have submitted over 6,400 photographs which have been streamed onto screens at Tate Britain and on their website, with the final exhibition of 40 photographs being shown throughout August and archived online (all sponsored by BT).
This is quite a first – not only is ‘How We Are’ the first photography exhibition put on by Tate Britain but ‘How We Are Now’ is the first time they have ever invited members of the public to contribute to the content of an exhibition. Good for you, Tate Britain, I think it’s wonderful.
Photograph 1 from Jay Mawson
Photograph 2 from Grace Pattison
Photograph 3 from Cu-cum-ber