17 March 2017

The photography generation, helping a generation of vulnerable children

24Photography exhibition. Photo by JeffMoore

Photography enthusiasts have been flocking to Soho Square, in London, for an imaginative exhibition which is helping Hope and Homes for Children to end orphanage-care.

The 24 Photography project was born in 2004 following a brainstorm of 24 postgraduate photography students who committed to capturing 24 images, across 24 hours, every New Year’s Day, for 24 years.

Each February and March their photos are exhibited in London.  Selected prints have been auctioned off in aid of Hope and Homes for Children during the last six years.

The impressive catalogue of shots from New Year’s Day 2017 are on display in an outdoor exhibition in Soho Square until Monday (March 20).

Hope and Homes for Children fundraiser Leonie Macaulay said:  “This year’s brilliant exhibition was curated by the award-winning photographer Jillian Edelstein.

“It included six exclusive prints which were put on auction for Hope and Homes for Children.

“24 Photography is inspiring an entire generation of people to pick up a camera, as well as helping to save an entire generation of children from being confined to loveless orphanages.”

Since 2012 the 24 Photography project has raised more than £9,000, helping us support children to grow up within the love and protection of a family.

Colin Blackstock, one of the founders of 24 Photography, said he was thrilled with how well this year’s exhibition was going.

“It’s fantastic to see so many people stopping to enjoy it in Soho square,” said Colin.

“It’s hard to believe we’re now 14 years into the 24 year project – it’s been an exciting journey and it’s incredible to see the interest in it grow year on year.

“We’ve got a fantastic group of photographers, and we’re proud to work with Hope and Homes for Children.”

You can see the 14th annual anniversary exhibition now, in Soho Square, London.  For more details visit www.24photography.org or look out for @24photography on Twitter.