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Photos from New Year project go on show

An ambitious photography project which aims to capture the first 24 hours of each New Year over a 24-year period has launched its 11th exhibition.

The 24Photography project involves 24 photographers from across the world who each record a moment of 1 January within a certain hour, which are then put on display.

Those involved include Sarah Brown, a photographer with the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Evening Star.

The group met in 2004 while studying on a postgraduate photography course at Central St Martin’s in London and the project is now in its 11th year.

This year’s exhibition, which will be held at Soho Square, has been curated by Antonio Olmos, a World Press Photo Award winner.

He said: “I really enjoyed looking at and curating the work of the 24 photographers. For 10 years they have documented the passage of time…2014 is the 11th year and the individual visions coalesce into making an amazing body of work.”

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

Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said: “I am always excited to see how and where people have spent their New Year. The images that Antonio has selected take you on a wonderful journey of our life and times. I can’t wait to see them in Soho Square.”

The exhibition, which has free admission, takes place in Soho Square, London, from 27 February to 22 March and is open from 9am-5pm.

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

0800 Sarah Lucy Brown - Whispers of the Tide

1300 Guy Bell - Excess

1400 Julien Buckley - No wood for the trees

20.00 Claire Spreadbury - Regeneration