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The Reality of Memory Rumble ended over 2 years ago

Remember that old neighborhood you used to play as a kid? Think it's still there? Well, if it's up to us you'll find out soon enough! Lomography the Netherlands is collaborating with the GRID for their Photography Biennial 2012! Take a ride back to the future and win awesome prizes!

Photo by kleeblatt

GRID International Photography Biennial is a Photography Biennial that takes place once every 2 years. This year it’s from May 16th to July 1st 2012. During the exhibit you’ll be able to see work of international up and coming talent. Most of which haven’t even been on display in the Netherlands. And the coolest part? Your work could be included in the exhibit!

The theme for GRID2012 is ‘Urban Reality Check’. Together with the guys and dolls of GRID2012 we made a special Rumble for this theme! It’s all about the change in your own neighborhood (or the one you grew up in). Think of that one venue you used to frequent, the awesome swing set in the communal park or those secret spots you used to hang out (but didn’t tell your mom about). What happened to those spots? Think they’re still there and most importantly, would you recognize your favorite spots of time gone by?

Your task, should you choose to accept it…
Visit your parental unit and rifle through those old photo albums. Find some pictures of you and the urban setting you grew up in. Your house, the street, park, the mall, anywhere really as long as you have some awesome memories of the place. Then grab your analogue camera and run over to the spot in the pictures! We want you to make exactly the same picture! Together with the original you submit the ‘new’ version of your picture and show us how the spot changed.

As an example we’ve found a good series of images made by Christoph and it’s one in a series named Back to the future by Irina Werning.

Christoph 1990 & 2011 Berlin Wall, Irina Werning

Such a special Rumble deserves very special prizes! This is what you’ll be competing for:

Main Prize

4 runners up

  • Will get 10 piggies each
  • Your winning series of pictures will be displayed at the GRID International Photography Biennial and afterwards they will be on display at the Lomography Gallery Amsterdam for four weeks!
  • You’ll get tickets to the GRID festival and you’ll be our own official Lomo Reporter for this event!
  • A special and very hard to get GRID vs. Lomography badge for your LomoHome.

Rumble details

  • Film/Camera Type: Any analogue photo not digitally enhanced or manipulated.
  • Upload limit: 2 photo’s (1 old and one new, making a series together!)
  • Minimum Photo Dimensions: Submissions must be at least 768px in either width or height.
  • Meta data must be completed (camera, film, location & 3 tags)
  • You must have a description in the picture describing what happened to this place of your childhood memories.

Submit your images through the Original Dutch Article!

Wednesday the 25th of April, 1 pm Dutch time is the ending of this Rumble. That day we’ll also announce who has won!

Have fun and enjoy yourselves!

written by mrmaart and translated by pretletterp


  1. mrmostarr


    great concept!

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  2. natalieerachel


    Haha all my kid photos are of me in Taiwan...I live in Hawaii now, might be a bit hard

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  3. philippa


    nice rumble!

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  4. asharnanae


    oooooh! so going in for this one :D just been looking though the old family snaps.... god there are some classics!

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  5. ihave2pillows


    This is so "Dear Photograph"...


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  6. hervinsyah


    OMG, it's been 4 days and only one people submit at this rumble? Tsk, tsk, tsk, what a hard challenge =D

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  7. mrmaart


    we are considering postponing the deadline of the rumble since it is a quite hard challenge @hervinsyah!

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  8. hervinsyah


    @mrmaart Thank you very much. Good news for me. I'll check my kindergarten photo, because I left my hometown after that =D

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  9. carolinep008


    hahahahah this is awesome!!!! totally wanna go for it

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  10. mrmaart


    @everyone - hurry up with your submissions! rumble already ends in 14 days :'(

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  11. istionojr


    @ihave2pillows you're really right...

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  12. jasiehasie


    what a cool rumble!!! Tres essitedness!

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  13. jeffr


    so, the older photo should be a photo that you yourself did not take? it has to be an old photo you dug up from your parents?

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  14. jennson


    cool! watch that for inspiration: http://www.youtube.c(…)ature=share

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  15. mrmaart


    @jeffr - yes/no. it actually doesn't matter who took that photo. as long as it reminds you to a certain spot where you grew up.

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  16. jeffr


    @mrmaart thanks for clarifying!

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  17. -dakota-


    the competition end in 8 days or 25th april?have you change the end of the competition? let me know please

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  18. mrmaart


    @-dakota- the competition has ended 13 days ago. winners will be announced very soon. the judge is breakin' their heads on it right now. :)

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