Beauty and the Hoodie Jay Mawson

Beauty and the Hoodie
Jay Mawson

For the first time, Tate Britain invited members of the public to contribute to the content of an exhibition. How We Are: Photographing Britain takes a unique look at the journey of British photography, from the pioneers of the early medium to today’s photographers who use new technology to make and display their imagery. Members of the public were encouraged to submit a photograph to the exhibition via the How We Are Now Flickr group to illustrate one of the four themes of the exhibition: portrait, landscape, still life or documentary.

Cornwall Cu-cum-ber

Cornwall
Cu-cum-ber

The photographs submitted were displayed on an online slideshow and on screens in the gallery, and 40 photographs from those submitted – 10 from each of the four themes – were chosen to form the final display in the gallery from 6 August – 2 September 2007.