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New Year photography project enters 10th year

An ambitious photography project which aims to capture the first 24 hours of each New Year over a 24-year period is set to launch its 10th exhibition.

24Photography involves 24 snappers from across the world including Sarah Brown, a photographer with the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Evening Star.

Each photographer records a moment of New Year’s Day within a certain hour and with a different theme each year, which are then displayed in an exhibition.

The group met in 2004 while studying on a postgraduate photography course at Central St Martin’s in London and this year’s theme was “sign of the times”.

The exhibition will be held at Berkeley Square in London and will run for 24 days from 28 February to 23 March, open from 9am to 5pm each day.

Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said: “The exhibition is going from strength to strength and now in our tenth year we’ve really developed an identity and feel that we’re an established part of London’s art calendar.

“New Year’s Day is an exciting time of the year, and we hope that 24 captures some of that excitement, but also gives a little glimpse into the rest of the day after the celebrations and parties. The exhibition in Berkeley Square allows us to share that with everyone.”

Six prints from the project will be auctioned off in aid of international charity Hope and Homes for Children.

A selection of images with the time and photographer’s name can be seen below.

0700 Sarah Lucy Brown - Into the Light


10.00 David Mazza - Toddler with earmuffs


0200 Guy Bell - Expectation


0500 Colin Blackstock - In paradise