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Regional photographer unlocks 2017 with latest 24-year project picture

A regional press photographer chose a blue lock as her subject for the latest installment of a 24-year project.

Sarah Brown, who works for the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star, has submitted her latest picture for the 24photography project, which features 24 photographers submitting 24 sets of images taken on New Year’s Day 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.

This year’s photographs were exhibited in Soho Square, London, March.

As One

Sarah’s above entry, entitled ‘As One’, was taken in Ipswich at 11am on New Year’s Day.

She told HTFP: “Having recently moved to that part of town I wanted my photograph to be taken close to my new home.

“On a rainy, grey day I was drawn to the beautiful blue of the gate – it really stood out and I thought it represented a sign of brighter things to come in the New Year.”

Claire Spreadbury, founder of 24photography, said: “At the 14 year mark I feel we are going from strength to strength. The project was a huge undertaking and it feels amazing to have got this far, with only 10 years to go.

“Every year I am amazed by the diversity of the subjects and locations and the development of the project. Last year was particularly momentous and it’s fascinating to see what the 24 artists were thinking about and doing on this significant day.

“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.”