Glostorama!

/ɡlɒstəˈrɑːmə/

noun

a prolonged or extravagant display or exhibition based solely on the city of Gloucester brought to you by the people of Gloucester and Hundred Heroines

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Hundred Heroines HQ is based in Gloucester and we want to enlist your help to create a photographic archive for the future, an archive that showcases this amazing city in the 2020s.

The historical city of Gloucester has 2061 streets and we want to see a picture from every single one. 

With Glostorama! you have the chance to be a part of documenting the city through photography while meeting new friends along the journey.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals and organisations to join us in creating the archive.  The result of Glostorama! won’t just be views of streets, but an eclectic mix of details, urban landscapes, people, wildlife and anything else people want to photograph.

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What’s it all about?

Gloucester is undergoing great changes and we want to enlist your help to create a photographic archive for the future, an archive that showcases Gloucester in the 2020s.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals and organisations to join us in creating the archive. The result of the Glostorama! won’t just be views of streets, but an eclectic mix of details, urban landscapes, people, wildlife and anything else people want to photograph.

Once we have an image of every street in Gloucester, we’ll stage an exhibition in the city for 2022, but it doesn’t stop there … this will be an ongoing initiative, documenting the city’s heritage and transformation.  The pictures will also be added to an online, living archive of the future.

The exhibition will be an opportunity for everyone to see their work and for people outside the community to experience local perspectives in Gloucester.

Get Involved

Glostorama! isn’t just about the photography, it’s also an opportunity for us to come together as a community around a sense of pride and curiosity of Gloucester.

Weekly Prompts

Each week we will be publishing a prompt, set by our Heroines or by our community, to help kickstart those creative directions, so if you ever feel lost simply check back here for a small dose of inspiration.

Events & Resources

To inspire those interested in discovering more, we’re organising a series of talks and workshops with a selection of Heroines. Delve into the practice of a professional photographer whose work relates to street photography, urban photography and more.

Pic of the Week

Each week, we’ll be highlighting our favourite images.  Bookmark this page and check back to see the week’s highlights in images. Head to Weekly Prompts to get inspired!

A brief history…

The project is inspired by Geoff Nicholson’s Whitbread short-listed novel, Bleeding London, in which a character named Stuart London walks the complete length and breadth of London; we’ve transported the project to Gloucester.  And Geoff will be providing tips, as well as leading some walks in Gloucester during the project.

Hear Geoff in conversation with Hundred Heroines about the inspiration behind the project.

2014

Two members of the Hundred Heroines team led a similar project in London (2014) and some of the boards from the exhibition are shown below.

FAQ

What happens if there are two photos of the same street?

We’re looking for variety and so it doesn’t matter!

How do I submit my image?

Upload it to Instagram (or IG stories) tagging us @hundredheroines and #Glostorama!

Alternatively you can post via Twitter or Facebook and tag us @hundredheroines and remember to use the hashtag #Glostorama!

Not on social media? No problem, feel free to email us at glostorama@hundredheroines.org

I only use film

That’s fine, as long as you can upload a scan to social media or email.

Who owns the copyright?

Each photographer retains the copyright to their photographs at all times.

Who can get involved?

Anyone! Whether you’re a Gloucester-local or just passing through, we want to see the city from your perspective!

Children under 16 are allowed to participate but for any events, we ask them to be accompanied by an adult.