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We are thrilled to organise the first URBAN PHOTO RACE in London this coming September! Take this Street Photography challenge and compete amongst the best street snappers to produce 18 photos over 12 hours. 

UPR has already being running for several years in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and last year Berlin. We know how much fun it is to participate and explore your city. We challenge you to interpret set themes, sometimes cryptic, sometimes simple, passing carefully located check points with a fresh eye and open spirit!

London is one of the most exciting cities in the world for street photography. Get your tickets while you can. Early bird tickets fly fast! 

Ticket prices

Early bird ticket 15€ + 1,92€
Normal ticket 20€ + 2,17€
Late ticket 25€ + 2,41€
Day ticket 30€

UPR LDN EVENT (22/09/2018)

Join us and experience this very first UPR London edition in 2018 with a new perspective. Remember, creativity is the key.

The Urban Photo Race is a well know photo marathon event in many cities. It lasts 12 hours, during which you will receive 6 themes (handed out at different checkpoints) and deliver a set of 18 photos (3 photos per theme) by the end of the day. It starts at 10:00 at checkpoint 1 and closes at 22:00 at checkpoint 4. The first 3 checkpoints will be open for 1 hour and you need to be present in all of them to get your Participant ID stamped for validation. Checkpoint 4 is where you submit your photos to the UPR organization, this one will be open from 19:00 till 22:00.

Please make sure you read the RULES, the F.A.Q. and Tips & Tricks in full and get ready for this truly exciting day!

Start location - CP1
Lmnh Kitchen
101 Back Church Lane
London E1 1LU

(10:00 - 11:00)

Finish location - CP4
Look mum no hands
49 Old Street
London EC1V 9HX

(19:00 - 22:00)




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Whether you're a veteran or a rookie be sure to study our previous events and practise some quick shooting, it will come in hand when you're racing against the clock. Please read our information documents for a good understanding of our event, specially if this is your first time.

On the race day you will receive a package with several items in it, they include:

  • Participant Badge / ID

  • Race info / City map

  • Theme card (with the first themes)

  • UPR goodies

If you have questions, check first the FAQ for answers, if you can't find what you are looking for, just write us an email.

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Our 2018 jury is handpicked for their keen eye and individual photographic background, they will go at your photos from all angles.

Our jury elements are a very photography active bunch, they are photographers, educators, gear geeks… you have it all!  Please check out their work and learn more about them.

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Camila Cavalcante

Camila Cavalcante is a visual artist from the north-east coast of Brazil, currently settled in the UK. With a background in journalism, she has a varied interest in investigating the conceptual, sentimental and social perception of art. Through the use of documentary photography, her work creates a place in which the idea of ‘private’ and ‘public’ overlap and complement each other.

Camila holds a Masters degree in Photojournalism from University of Westminster and was awarded two photography national prizes in her home country. She has taken part in over 30 exhibitions and three art residencies in Brazil, the US, Mexico and the UK. Camila currently works for the London School of Photography, teaching Portraiture and Street Photography.

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Sipke Visser

Sipke Visser (1977, NL) is an artist living and working in London, England. The focus of his photography based practice are the individuals he encounters from day to day. For the project ‘Return to Sender’ he sent 500 handwritten letters with an enclosed photo to addresses throughout the UK (selected randomly via Google maps) requesting responses. For the ongoing project 'Take a Look at Yourself’ he takes a portrait of the sitter and then presents them with a high quality photographic print, with the invitation to then write down what they see or feel when they study their own image. Sipke Visser's work (and life) is also to be seen in ‘A Sort of Diary’, the website which he started when he first moved from Amsterdam to London in 2005. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Portrait of Britain, (photographic works from which were shown on advertising boards) London and nationwide, UK (2017); Renaissance Photography Prize, Getty Images Gallery, London, UK (2017); Beer Culture, Barcelona, Spain (2017); Taylor Wessing Prize, National Portrait Gallery, London, UK (2013); Doggies (S.V, 2014); The Photographers Playbook (Aperture, 2014); Return to Sender, (S.V, 2013).

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Giacomo Brunelli

Giacomo Brunelli (born Perugia, Italy, 1977) is a photographer based in London. Graduated with a degree in International Communications in 2002, his series have been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK), The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), Triennial of Photography Hamburg (Germany), Nordic Light Festival (Norway), Hamburg (Germany), Noorderlicht Photofestival (The Netherlands) and BlueSky Gallery (Portland, USA). The work has won the Sony World Photography Award and the Gran Prix Lodz (Poland). It has been featured in the art and photography press including BBC (UK), The Guardian (UK), Eyemazing (The Netherlands), European Photography (Germany), B&W Magazine (USA), Creative Review (UK) and Foto&Video (Russia). His work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (USA), The New Art Gallery Walsall (UK), Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (Japan) and Portland Art Museum (USA). Giacomo has published 3 books: “The Animals” (2008) and “Eternal London” (2014) by Dewi Lewis Publishing and “Self Portraits” (2016) by Editions Bessard. In 2012, he was commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery to do the “Eternal London” series and in 2015 he was commissioned by Deichtorhallen to produce “Hamburg”.

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Becky Frances

Becky Frances is a street photographer based in North London who has been walking the streets of the capital for 7 years in search of quirky people and situations. She studied photography at college many moons ago when everything was shot on film and digital photography was a concept reserved firmly for the future. She put her camera down after finishing college didnt pick it up again until 2006 . Over time her work has evolved and as a result, she has been featured in articles by Time Out, Inspired Eye Magazine, Street Photography Magazine, Women in Photography and Gasp Street Collective.

She was named as one of the top 20 up and coming women photographers of 2017 by Streethunters.net and has had photographs selected for shortlist by the British Life Photography Awards. Her first exhibition in London came to a close on 31 January this year after a 4 month run.

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The Urban Photo Race is a joint venture from a group of friends with a common passion for Photography. Together we work hard to bring you the best and most exciting Street Photography event possible. 

As the UPR grows so does the team with the addition of local members, friends and collaborators.

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Ioana Cobzaru

The project coordinator of the UPR London edition. Ioana is a scientist by education but also a passionate photographer, with a thing for street photography and portraiture. Along with her work for the Urban Photo Race she is also a board member of the Amsterdam Photo Club, hosting the ’Meet the Photographer’ events. She loves sports and paddleboards whenever and wherever possible.


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Robert W. Mason

Local coordinator of the UPR London edition and together with others, responsible for race checkpoints and contact with local press and venues. Robert is a photographer and creator of The Sunday Session Portrait Project and owner of ƒotostories Event Photography. Over the last decade his work has moved from fashion to portraits and art. In his spare time he is a keen street photographer and loves cooking Thai dishes for friends.

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Agnes Ograbek

Local coordinator of the UPR London edition. Agnes is a volunteer coordinator and general force of making things happen and getting the first London race off the ground. A physician by training, involved in all things creative in her spare time. Immersed in the world of photography as a member and active supporter of a number of art organisations and an avid collector of contemporary photography. Crossfitter and occasional wanna be kick boxer.

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