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 September is "The journey". Please send your photographs (preferably in print form, and with your name and daytime telephone number on the back) to Readers' Lives, The Independent Magazine, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. The winning entries will be showcased throughout the month. Winners will receive a bottle of either Champagne or olive oil (please state preference). Photographs cannot be returned.

This week's winner

Ian Hughes from Brighton took this "deliberately wonky" photograph from the back of a taxi while travelling in the Dominican Republic a few years ago. "Everywhere you look there are millions of people piled up on motorbikes," says Hughes, who is more usually to be found printing other people's images for his work in a photographic laboratory. "I like the fact that the kid is sitting so nonchalantly going to school on a speeding bike. It's a normal thing for that country, whereas if it happened here everyone would be staring."