News | Exhibition/Commission, The World in London

July 2012

(Photograph from exhibition by Anastasia Taylor-lind)


A Photographers’ Gallery commission… Now the exhibition is up and running, coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

An offsite exhibition showing in two locations this July & August:
Victoria Park, London E3: 27 July – 12 August 2012
Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July – 30 August 2012

The World in London is an ambitious outdoor photography project for 2012, showing London’s diversity and photography’s unique role in capturing the human form.

Over the past three years we have commissioned acclaimed and emerging British and international photographers to take portraits of Londoners of all ages and from all walks of life. Each portrait is unique in its composition, setting and style.

Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this project brings together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the competing nations.

The World in London celebrates London as a place where individuals from all parts of the world live side by side, each of them contributing to make London the unique city it is.

All photographs feature on the project’s website, this includes background stories on each of the participating Londoners.

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