For the first time the Tate Britain is inviting members of the public to submit photographs for a forthcoming exhibition: How We Are: Photographing Britain (Tate Britain, 22 May — 2 September 2007)
The exhibition takes a unique look at the journey of British photography, from the pioneers of the early medium to today’s photographers who use new technology to make and display their imagery. To demonstrate the evolving nature of photography in the twenty-first century, Flickr photographs will be featured in the exhibition.
The group's photographs will be displayed on screens as part of the exhibition at Tate Britain. The photographs will also be posted and shared on Tate's website and on the website of the exhibition's media partner, The Observer. In the final weeks of the exhibition, 40 photographs – 10 from each of the four themes – will be chosen by Tate to form the final display in the gallery from 6 August – 2 September 2007. A panel of curators, artists, photographers and others will select the final 40 photographs. The final 40 images will also be archived on Tate Online as part of the exhibition's website.
Obviously, the very excitable photographer that I am, I instantly submitted a little batch of my best British photographs to the Flickr pool they've set up and they've been accepted by the administrator - I think that means they are being displayed electronically now!!! Fingers crossed - how amazing would it be to have something hanging in the Tate Britain!!!!