Your assignment

Each month we set readers a photographic assignment and offer them the chance to have their picture published on this page. The brief for July is "Saturday mornings". Please send your photographs (in either colour or black and white, preferably in print form) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Saturday Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Photographs cannot be returned. The winning entries will be showcased throughout the month. Each will receive a bottle of champagne or olive oil (please state preference when sending in entry).

This week's winner

The photograph on the left was taken outside the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in May 1997, by David Nicholas from Thornhill, Cardiff. "It was a hot Saturday morning - too nice a day to look at pictures," he recalls, "so everyone was sitting in the sun reading the papers. The guy in the foreground seemed to be completely unaware of the object next to him. I took the photograph because I thought it was a rather whimsical image."

August's brief

For next month's Readers' Lives, the theme is "The beach". See "Your Assignment", above, for entry details.