The Monday Muse Week 31: Postcard from London

11 April 2016

Region: London

The Monday Muse Week 31: Postcard from London

This week’s muse is the Magnum Project Postcards from America...


... but we’re looking for postcards from London.  “The aim of the Postcards from America project is for the photographers to try to play like a band, in search of a kind of polyphonic visual sound.” (


Useful Links


Here for the 2011 five, who travelled together in an RV.

Here for a bit more information on the project as a whole.

Results from the project from Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bruce Gilden and Jim Goldberg.


Find a few photographers in your area – either ‘advertise’ below in the comments section, use the thread on the London forum or start a thread on the RPS London Facebook page.  When you have your group, visit an interesting part of London and find your ‘polyphonic visual sound’. 


And unlike our featured image, we’re not looking for postcards of iconic London!

The Monday Muse is an ongoing initiative.  There are no deadlines and you don’t have to take the photographs in the week that the Muse is set.  Once you’ve set up your album, you can add to it any time.  A list of previous Muses can be found here. You don’t have to be a member of the London Region to participate - all-comers welcome!

Monday Muse Info

As the inspirational ideas we posted as part of the Bleeding London project proved to be so popular, we’re going to continue the theme with The Monday Muse.  Every Monday, we’ll be posting an inspirational idea for the week, with links to tips and suggestions on how to achieve the best images.  We’ll be featuring our favourites here on the blog and in our monthly eZine Capital Interest.  And just to add a bit of competition, we’ll be running a points league.  There is one point for posting an image and there will be occasional bonus points.  At the end of the year, whoever has the most points will receive a gift voucher to spend in the RPS shop. 

What to do next

Take your postcard image(s).

EITHER upload it to your Monday Muse album in the RPS galleries and send the link to  

OR post the image (or a link to it) to the RPS London group on Facebook

OR tweet it (@ The_RPSLonfon; hashtag #rpsmuse)

OR upload to Instagram (hashtag #rpsmuse)

Don’t forge to tell us which competition you’re entering.


Small Print

Images must be taken after the topic has been announced.  By submitting to The Monday Muse, you agree that we can use your images on the RPS website and in RPS publications.  Copyright remains with the photographer.  Full accreditation will be given.