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Photo 24: as it happened This year’s 24 hour photography extravaganza lit up the streets of London; here’s how it unfolded

Written by Kingsley Singleton

This year’s Photo 24 was a massive success, with more than 250 photographers attending the Fujifilm-sponsored marathon of creativity and exploration. The key to this unique get-together was the chance to shoot from noon on 1 July to noon the next day, and enjoy all the photo opportunities London could provide with like-minded ’togs. Whether Photo 24-ers chose to sneak shut-eye in that time was up to them, but anyone completing the day and making it back to the final meeting would have a big achievement, a host of great images and a commemorative T-shirt to look forward to. The day kicked off at The National Gallery, where attendees were given an introduction by PN Editor, Will, and received information about the day, including exclusive special events and photo contests to compete in. Photography News ’ staff were also introduced to the crowd; on hand to help photographers throughout the 24 hours, they were kitted out in vibrant lime-green Photo 24 t-shirts, visible in the dark. And from space, probably. At 1pm, focus shifted to Camden, where the first of the Fujifilm Stationswasset.There,atthehistoric Arlington building, photographers could loan out swanky X-series gear, or try the coveted GFX 50S.

Day 1: 4pm

Day 1: 8pm

Day 1: 12 noon

Anyone completing the day and making it back to the final meeting would have a big achievement, a host of great images and a commemorative T-shirt

Images, clockwise fromabove Spanning 24 hours in the capital, Photo 24 gave photographers the perfect opportunity to get creative in a variety of city situations. The day started at The National Gallery, and before midnight had taken in Camden, South Bank, the O2, the London Eye and more.

Day 1: 6pm

Day 1: 8pm

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