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Star Wars trio captured by daily photographer for annual project

A regional press photographer captured three Star Wars characters in her annual contribution to a 24-year long project to mark the first 24 hours of each New Year.

Sarah Brown, who works for the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star, photographed the fancy dress trio in the guises of Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Yoda, for the scheme.

Her picture, ‘The Morning After The Night Before’ below, will now be show at the 13th exhibition of the 24photography project, which features 24 photographers submitting 24 sets of images each year.

The original group involved met in 2004 while studying on a postgraduate photography course at Central St Martin’s in London and the project has been running ever since.

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The images are now being exhibited in Soho Square, London, until 18 March.

Six prints from the project will be auctioned off in aid of Hope and Homes for Children, an international charity working to ensure that all children have the chance to grow up in the love of a family.

Curator Brian Harris said: “This was a challenging brief well executed by 24 completely different photographers over a 24 hour period of time giving us 24 different ways of seeing our world. I thank them all for opening my eyes to yet another way of seeing.”

Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, added: “The exhibition is going from strength to strength and now in our thirteenth 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 Soho Square allows us to share that with everyone.”


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  • March 2, 2016 at 9:25 am

    So did Sarah pose that shot or was she down by the river on New Year’s morning catching the sunrise just as the annual harbour-side NYE Star Wars partygoers were turned out blinking in the dawn?

    We need to know. Well, I do.

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  • March 9, 2016 at 11:41 am

    A regional press photographer? You mean they still exist?!

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