Photographers are urged to take to the streets in a worldwide street photography project that aims to document the world we live in.

Streeet Photograpjy Now projectPhotographers are urged to take to the streets in a worldwide street photography project that aims to document the world we live in.

From tomorrow (1 October), organisers will issue a weekly instruction via email to photographers taking part in the year-long Street Photography Now Project.

?These detailed instructions will act as a call to arms to photographers to look afresh at their immediate surroundings and to, literally, take to the streets,? said a spokesman for the project which is organised by photographers Sophie Howarth, Stephen McLaren and The Photographers? Gallery in London.

Participants will have six days to upload a photo which will form part of the Street Photography Now Project Gallery on image-sharing website Flickr.

?The aim is to build a global community of photographers exploring the rewards and challenges of documenting public life.

?All photographers will be encouraged to comment and respond to the images posted to the Flickr page.?

The instructions will be relayed by the 52 photographers who contributed to McLaren and Howarth?s book, Street Photography Now (pictured).

The overall winner will be awarded £1,000 worth of Thames & Hudson books and the winning image will go on show at The Photographers? Gallery, which is currently being redeveloped and due to reopen in autumn 2011.

For details visit http://streetphotographynowproject.wordpress.com/how-to-take-part/