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Budding photographers urged to capture Olympic impact

PUBLISHED: 14:42 22 August 2011 | UPDATED: 15:28 22 August 2011

Chinese men at Turner Building in the 1930s are part of the borough life captured in Bancroft Library archives

Chinese men at Turner Building in the 1930s are part of the borough life captured in Bancroft Library archives

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Budding photographers have the chance to leave their mark on history by capturing the legacy of the 2012 Olympics on the borough.

Bancroft local history library and archives is seeking to record how the Games are affecting people’s lives so future generations can experience the impact the Olympics had on the borough.

Tower Hamlet’s council, in partnership with Hackney Museum, is working on Mapping the Change to capture the spirit of the East End boroughs through a photography competition.

Residents are urged to submit up to five images capturing the essence of Tower Hamlets today. It comes as the borough is going head to head with other local authorities to be named the UK’s next city, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations next year.

Photographs submitted could reflect local lives, cultures, activities, places and spaces —the hidden, the everyday and the extraordinary.

The winning entries will be showcased in an exhibition at the library in November and will be included in their archive collection.

The project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Deadline for entries is October 17. Visit www.capturetowerhamlets.org for more details.

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