05.08.2020  •  Events NEWS


‘2020 in your pictures’ – the open call by star photographer RANKIN and British TV broadcaster SKY ARTS on GoSee is looking for the best photos of the Year of COVID-19

So far, 2020 has been a wild ride. We’d be inclined to think it was all a bad dream, were it not for everyone out there documenting their brave new world. To celebrate the power of photography and its ability to provide a sense of stability in these strange and unprecedented times, Rankin has teamed up with SKY ARTS UK to capture the spirit of 2020 through images. So join our friend Rankin on his mission to capture the spirit of 2020.

From now until 23 August, Rankin is inviting amateurs and professionals alike to take a photograph, or submit something from their back catalogue, that represents their year in 2020, across the categories: Family, Fun, Self, Beauty, Empathy, and Nature. To take part, the photos should be posted on Instagram, tagging the handle @2020rankin and the hashtag #2020rankin in the description, along with the chosen category.

From September, Rankin will hand-select his favorite submissions with the help of special celebrity guests in the upcoming Sky Arts television series Rankin’s 2020. Alongside uplifting new talent, every episode will feature a technical masterclass by Rankin for photography fans at home to hone their craft.

Rankin’s 2020 is an open call – Any camera can be used, and everyone is invited to take part, no matter their background or how many followers they have. As Rankin explains: “Rankin’s 2020 is an open call to anybody who thinks they can take a great picture. It doesn’t matter whether you’ve never taken a photograph before or you’re a professional, I want to see your view of our world. Together we can document this crazy year and make something positive out of it.” So get shooting! GoSee : 2020rankin.com

On broadbandtvnews.com, we read: “Sky Arts, the UK’s only channel dedicated to arts and culture, is going to be made free for everyone this September (2020). With a renewed focus on bringing more of the arts to more people, Sky Arts will embark on an ambitious program of activity to support and champion the arts – putting artists, creatives, and public participation center stage on a channel that everyone across the UK can watch on Freeview. The move to become free-to-air will include a bold new slate of original programs and increased and deepened partnerships with artists and arts organizations, providing them with a platform to create and showcase their work. And to support new talent, the channel will launch a series of bursaries worth £30,000 each, that will see leading figures from the arts support and mentor diverse and emerging new artists… ” GoSee : broadbandtvnews.com////sky-arts-to-become-a-free-to-air-channel.