Astrid Harrisson

The wonder that is the intergoogles allows everyone to exhibit their photos, whether it is on a Flickr stream, or on FaceBook, or on something like Shotblox. But it’s a bit different to seeing your photos made big and hanging on a gallery wall. However, for a handful of people who usually post their pictures on Flickr and FaceBook, they had the opportunity to see their work made big and hanging on a gallery wall last night.

London gallery theprintspace ran competitions over the course of a year, offering the opportunity for people to submit up to three photos a month to its FaceBook or Flickr groups. Each month the theme of the photos would change, and so would the professional photographer who selected the winners. The result is an intriguing mix of images.

There’s everything from beguiling landscapes to candid portraits through arresting still lifes. The only link between the images is how they were drawn together—by using social media—which means that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

I’d recommend heading over to Shoreditch for an hour to have a wander. It’s free!

SoShowMe runs from 3 to 15 September, 09:00 to 19:00, at theprintspace, 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL.

Picture by Astrid Harrisson.