Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day announced

February 7, 2008

This year?s Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day will take place on Sunday 27 April.

Pinhole photographers will be invited to take a picture with a pinhole camera during the 24 hours on that day.

?Photos can be made using cameras made from ordinary stuff such as shoeboxes, peeled tomato cans or tea boxes,? explained the event?s UK publicist Justin Quinnell.

The pictures will then go on display on a dedicated website.

Launched to celebrate the ?fantasy, art, fun and experience of lens-less photography?, the event is gaining in popularity, said Quinnell.

?In 2001, 291 pinhole photographers from 24 countries took part in the web exhibition. In 2007, there were 2,943 participants from 68 countries.?

Events organised on the day will include meetings and courses on pinhole photography, with a special focus on youngsters and schools.

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? Quinnell and his pictures have played a key role in The Brothers Bloom, a $20m movie starring Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz, a film now expected for release around April. As we reported in December, the movie’s writer and director Rian Johnson said that Quinnell’s photography was a ‘big part’ of what inspired him to write it into the script as part of Rachel Weisz’s character.

Picture credit: Justin Quinnell