30 September, 2009

Your chance to take part in one of our exhibitions


South Downs Way, West Sussex, 8th October 2007. Simon Roberts

We're doing something special for one of our 2010 exhibitions -- and we want you to help us make it happen.

In March next year, we'll be opening a new exhibition based around the work of British photographer Simon Roberts. Simon has travelled up and down the country, photographing the English at leisure for his series We English -- covered a few weeks ago in an article in the Guardian's Weekend magazine.

Our Simon Roberts: We English exhibition will be featuring many of those photographs -- but the Museum is also commissioning him to come to Bradford and produce a brand new work.

This is where you come in. Simon is looking for suggestions about events to photograph. As Simon himself tells us, the events can be "anything from Sunday league football and religious festivals to family traditions and bizarre rituals; from the ordinary and everyday, to the unique and extra-ordinary." But they must be outdoors, in the Bradford District, and taking place between now and January 2010.

We've set up a special Simon Roberts online form so you can tell us about the interesting, funny, strange or spectacular Bradford events you think would make a great photograph. You can also see the suggestions as they come in -- ideas so far include fell races and floodlit canoe sessions.

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