February 9, 2023

Popup Instagram exhibition raises money for @WandsworthMayor children’s charities

What Wandsworth means to me

Images of Wandsworth from Instagrammers across London were exhibited this weekend to raise money for the children’s charities supported by the Wandsworth Mayor Cllr Angela Graham. Photographers had responded to the exhibition title ‘What Wandsworth means to me’.

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Details of some of the finalists

The contest received over 500 entries, from which forty were chosen by the judges as best representing the spirit of Wandsworth. These were displayed in the democratic space of the  Southside shopping centre in Wandsworth, ensuring a large number of Wandworthians [is that a word?] could view the images. The mayor noted that there had been entries from people of all ages, and that ‘some of the photographs are simply amazing.’ 

Entries ranged from the iconic sights of the borough, sunsets and of course the Thames to more personal meditations on life in Wandsworth. The winner by Rachel Nixon was Tooting Sari Shop. A horizontal rainbow of vibrant colours, it made an enticing abstract image from a multitude of brightly patterned saris piled high for sale.

All the images were generously printed by the local Snappy Snaps and were sold to raise money for the Mayor’s children’s charities to help support the young people of Wandsworth.

The entries to the show are still available to see on Instagram under the hashtag #MyWandsworth.

Instagram is an entirely free photography app that runs on mobile devices but to which you can upload photos from any camera. Check it out, sign up and why not join the IgersLondon gang. You’ll be part of one of the most active photography groups in London. They organise photo walks and events across the capital. You should also follow the winner of the contest, @Londongrrl. And whilst you’re there why not follow @FlaneurTV ?!

See you at the next Instameet!

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