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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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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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