Photoworks X Historic England - Open Call Opportunity

Historic England and Photoworks invite people to participate in Picturing High Streets a major national photography open call, that aims to look at the high street as never before, charting and celebrating the history and experiences of the people and places that make up an often-overlooked fixture in all our lives via a digital mass participation project.  

Over the next 12 months, artists and photographers are encouraged to respond to a fortnightly challenge that uncovers the secret life of the high streets in England, posting their own photographs on Instagram using #PicturingHighStreets. From celebrating local high street heroes that make our places so special, capturing meeting places, to recording the hidden heritage of our high streets, the most evocative photographs will be featured on the Picturing High Streets Instagram channel.  

A selection of photographs submitted before 21 December 2022 will form a national outdoor exhibition opening in Spring 2023 filling Clear Channel outdoor advertising spaces where your work could be seen by millions. Plus, outdoor exhibition panels and shop windows on high streets across England. These photographs – alongside a selection of others submitted from January 2023 onwards – will also enter the Historic England Archive, the nation’s archive for England’s historic buildings, archaeology and social history.  

Follow @PicturingHighStreets on Instagram and post your pictures using #PicturingHighStreets. The national outdoor exhibition will open Spring 2023.  

To find out more: 

Picturing High Streets is in partnership with GRAIN, Impressions, OpenEye, QUAD, FORMAT International Photography Festival, PARC, Photofusion, The Photographer’s Gallery, Red Eye, ReFramed 

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