Thames Lens is our annual photography competition inviting non-professional photographers to travel onto and by the river to capture unique shots of the River Thames.
In the thirteen years since its inception, Thames Lens has provided an opportunity for photographers to depict the vibrant, multifaceted nature of London's River Thames. Ever changing yet a constant presence, the Thames is a hub for many communities living and working on it. From those travelling up or down the river as part of their daily commute to those enjoying sporting activities the Thames is rich in stories, heritage and nature.
The competition gives photographers the opportunity to capture London’s greatest asset and draw people back to the river. From architectural gems, canoeing, paddle-boarding, boatyards, river trade, art installations and more, what better way to celebrate what The Thames has to offer than through photography.