2017 was a tough year.
Terrorist attacks, the horrific Grenfell disaster and the distressing allegations from Hollywood…
But Londoners will not ever submit to hatred, terror, sexual harassment and bigotry.
In times like these, we must promote unity by displaying positivity, showcasing love and celebrating diversity.
They say that love conquers all. Love unifies differences. Love comforts anger. Love makes us feel safe.
Which is why, on Valentine’s Day 2018, CLiKD launched the Love in London photography competition to highlight it all, and to support photography charity PhotoVoice, who work all over the world using photography to deliver positive social change.
We asked Londoners to submit their best photos depicting love in the capital.
Click through to see larger versions and the runners up!
Scott Hamilton – “Snuggle” | The Winning Photo
Pierre Bureau – “Homecare Worker Orpington”
Victoria Mead – “Always Remember You Are Enough”
Joshua K Jackson – “City Kids”
Ed Robertson – “Hanging With Dad”
Elena Braia – “The Two of Us”
CLiKD is an innovative dating app experience that focuses on celebrating individuality and encouraging creativity. Our collaboration with PhotoVoice on the ‘Love in London’ event represents an ideal opportunity to display our brand’s core values.
PhotoVoice is a London based registered charity organization that promotes the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through the delivery of innovative participatory projects. To learn more about the work PhotoVoice do and the various initiatives they support, please visit their website.
Acclaimed photographers Kim Leuenberger, Paul Floyd Blake and Jackie King have judged entries across the 6 categories. The winning photo series will feature on digital signs across London tube stations and bus stops – an opportunity to display optimism and positivity for millions to see on their daily commute.
There has been an outpouring of support for the campaign already, with many London companies — including the acclaimed photographic printer Metro Imaging providing prizes; everything from camera equipment to gallery space. As well as J C Decaux and 8 Outdoor who having both supplied the advertising space which has made this promotion possible.
Additional thanks to our great prize donors:
and key supporters LetsDayOut and JaguarShoes Collective
A full list of sponsors will be provided when the prize list is finalised, but if you would like to contribute a prize or support the campaign please do contact us and help share the love with London.
Supporting PhotoVoice and their great work
PhotoVoice has achieved some great things since it was created. They have tackled issues such as political rights, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation, climate change and many more, all leading to positive changes for the people involved.
So if you want to help them to achieve even more then please take the opportunity to go their website and sign up for their newsletter, or by making a quick and simple donation here, every little counts so please take the time.