Markets have a very long history and have been key focal points in the centres of the towns and cities around the world for as long as they have been in existence.
Despite their traditional significance as sites of commerce, the markets are key sites of public space for many localities, and potentially offer opportunities not only for local economic development and employment, but also for social interaction and connection, social inclusion, the mingling of different cultures and the building of a sense of local community.
By commemorating the markets around the world, with this competition, we would like to bring back the memory of the old Dublin Food Coop, the beautiful markets of Newmarket Square and Pearse Street, and believing that by participating at our events we strength our sense of community and the dream that was before the DFC, can become true again.
We are delighted to invite all the Dublin Food Coop members (photographers, creative souls, storytellers and much more…) to submit a photographic work
The printed photo, A3 size, has to be consigned at the Dublin Food Coop shop before and not after Sunday 30th of July 2023.
The member’s number, the approximate date of the shoot, the title and a short story or memory or poem must be written in a white paper A4 and inserted together with the photo inside a plain envelope.
The best twelve entries will become part of a photographic exhibition that will be displayed in the shop and in our website in August.
The exhibition will be launched with an event held on the day the photos are put on display. Date to be confirmed.
Trust the people. The societies that have achieved the most spectacular, broad-based progress are neither the most tightly controlled, nor the biggest in size, nor the wealthiest in natural resources. No, what unites them all is their willingness to believe in the magic of the marketplace