The UPR is plain and simple a photo marathon. We haven’t invented the wheel, although sometimes it does feel like it.
In a nutshell, participants are asked to make a series of photos based on themes that are disclosed on the day itself, as they walk through the city along given checkpoints within a certain timeframe. For the UPR that means you need to make a series of 3 photos per theme, which can vary depending on the event (day events are 6 themes and night events are 3 themes). In the end you need to deliver either 18 or 9 photos depending on the event.
Source: Urban Photo Race
Can I just say, this sounds like so much fun! The UPR already took place in Amsterdam and Rotterdam earlier this year, with street photographers of all levels hunting down specific scenes both day and night. But don’t worry, the fun’s not over yet. Right now, you can buy tickets to participate in an upcoming race which will be held in September in London. For more information on how to participate, click here.