A multi-award winning British street photographer is inviting the people of Newcastle to join him in a unique social experiment to capture the lives and times of the city in exactly 24 hours.

Mark Waugh is calling all smartphone snappers and amateur photographers across the North East to grab their cameras on Saturday, 23rd March to help capture a day in the life of Newcastle in 2019, that will be remembered forever.

The social experiment – called A Day In The Life – will collate thousands of images of the people and landmarks that make Newcastle so unique – from the passionate football fans to students, and the Tyne Bridge to the busy Metrocentre.

Mark will be hosting a free photography workshop at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle City centre on the day.

This will be the fifth edition of the campaign, which has previously visited Bristol, Manchester, Glasgow, and Liverpool.

The images will then be printed out and transformed into a piece of art by a UK artist, which will represent a famous Newcastle Icon. Creating a permanent testimony of this day in history.

Mark, whose work has been recognised at the prestigious Press Photographer of the Year awards and has appeared in The Guardian, The Times and The Daily Mirror, says: “It will be great to see Newcastle’s culture and the people of the North East become a part of the campaign.

“Newcastle is full of opportunities, energy and has plenty of history attached to it. There will be so much to capture within the 24 hours from the vibrant nightlife to the new and old architecture that Newcastle has to offer,  I can’t wait to get going.

“Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to get involved in the project, whether you just want to bring your phone along and take a few snaps or bring along your high res cameras to capture the city and its people.

“Each image paints its own picture and tells its own story and all will be commemorated into a unique finalised piece of art to remember the day.”

Inspired by the blog Humans Of New York, which has 7.9 million Instagram followers and 18 million Facebook followers, this definitive snapshot of Newcastle is the idea of UK-wide company cartridgesave.co.uk.

Ian Cowley, managing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, says: “Technology is constantly improving and we’re gradually getting more sucked into the online environment. This campaign is special because it lets us take a step back and remind people how nice it is to hold something physical and the sentimental values it can have.

“A Day In The Life will allow us and the people of Newcastle to capture the city’s beauty, culture and history within a day. By collating everyone’s work together, we will be able to have an incredible piece of art to represent the city of Newcastle.”

To get involved, visit the Cartridge Save website


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