Collective Joy as George’s Clapton CFC chosen for exhibition

If you find yourself in the West End this autumn with a few minutes to spare, a trip to the recently opened Centre for British Photography will find you coming face to face with some familiar CCFC friends.

Among images from some of Britain’s leading photographers is a photo of joy and emotion on our beloved Scaffold.

The Centre recently ran a competition for young photographers aged 14 to 21 to submit an image, and 150 words on the theme of community.

Young Clapton Community photographer George entered an image which he called ‘Collective Joy’ together with a summary of what community means to him. 

From hundreds of entries, his photo was selected as one of the 6 winning entries and is now displayed in the Centre’s entrance foyer.

We have also chosen this photo for the front cover of a matchday programme and a match flyer.

George has been photographing Clapton CFC matches for the last 4 years and has been helped immensely by the pool of very talented senior photographers at the club.

While he enjoys taking action shots of the matches, he has recently found himself documenting the community that makes up our club.

The Centre for British Photography can be visited Wednesday to Sunday and entrance is free. It is currently hosting 6 exhibitions including Charlie Phillips – 50 Years of African Caribbean Funerals in London and Dorothy Bohm – London Street Markets. It is located at 49 Jermyn Street SW1Y 6LX.