Monday, 19 May 2008

WILDSTYLES hip hop photography exhibit + competition

Just a reminder that tonight is the night! The Wildstyles exhibition is from 6pm till 11pm at Bar Vinyl Camden Town N1.

To promote the success of the Wildstyles exhibition, PYMCA has moved to a new, intimate location and will showcase our unique Hip Hop imagery from the last 25 years.

Classic tunes will be played by Hip Hop DJs as well as a performance by breakdancers, One Motion Crew. There will also be hip hop jewelry for sale.

See the link below for a taste of what is to come (this stopped traffic on London's busiest streets):

Wildstyles on YouTube

So if you missed this great exhibition the first time round, you are lucky to have another chance to check it out!

Feel free to invite friends ...

Competition brief:
The continuous ‘re-inventions’ of the Hip Hop sound including the emerging UK Hip Hop and Grime scenes have managed to keep Hip Hop as relevant to today’s youth as much as it was to the youth of the last 30 years. It is your aim to capture this re-invention through photography, illustration and graffiti art.
Competition details:
Competitors can explore Hip Hop culture through photography, drawing, painting, art, graffiti etc
Entries must be in format of prints (size 30x40cm) or canvas (size up to A3)
The images must represent NEW SKOOL HIP HOP. Images and art must have been produced after 2000 – This Century!
You must be age 16+
Submission fee £5 (for up to 2 prints), each competitor can submit up to 10 prints (Total Fee £25)
Payment method: post a cheque (made payable to PYMCA) or drop cash to the address below.
71 St Johns Street, London, EC1M 4NJ
All submissions should include caption information, entrants contact details + email address.
Closing date: 10th of June.
Prize details:
- First price: Multi award winning PENTAX K20D (14 mega pixel) SLR + 18-55mm lens worth £899
- Second Price: PENTAX K200 (10.2 mega pixel) SLR + 18-55mm lens worth £499
- Third price PENTAX V20 (8 mega pixel) Digital compact camera worth £169
The 30 best entries selected by the judges will be exhibited at Bar Vinyl, Camden for one week.
PLUS the winning images will be hosted as part of the legendary PYMCA Archive online, as well as being given potential future artist representation!
The judges are some of the World’s most influential figures including NORMSKI legendary Hip Hop Photographer and TV Broadcaster, EDIE OTCHERE iconic 90’s Hip Hop Photographer and National Portrait Gallery Curator and PYMCA Library Management.
Hip Hop competition private view will be on Tuesday 17th June.


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