Lomo-fans have been submitting their snaps for inclusion, around the brief ‘inspiring and achieving in London’s Olympic year’; and well over 15,000 images from over 32 have been received.
The photographs will be displayed on a huge wall spanning the Museum of London’s foyer and rotunda, and will form the longest running Lomowall in the UK to date, remaining in situ for six months.
As well as the open invite for people to submit their own works, Lomography has also photographed more than 30 Team GB athletes training for the London 2012 Paralympic Games from various sports including judo, equestrian, archery and tennis. Images of the Museum itself will also form part of the gargantuan mosaic-like work.
The final images are being selected by LomoWall designers, who are editing them down to form a piece that’s as arresting viewed from afar as each image is when seen up close.
David Spence, Director of Programmes at the Museum of London, says, ‘The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will no doubt be captured by many millions, perhaps billions, of photographs, but how many of those images will be analogue?
‘The LomoWall is likely to be the largest collection of London 2012 analogue photographs and will be a very exciting way to remember the lead up to the games.’
The Lomowall will be in place from 13 July – January 2013 at the Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y