A portrait of Britain.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Portrait of Britain is as much a celebration of photography as it is a celebration of diversity of our own country’s people. Turning human stories into public art. Photographers are invited at any level to submit portraits that show the many faces of modern Britain, with the 100 winning entries being showcased across JCDecaux’s network of digital Out-of-Home screens throughout the country.
Envisioned as a project for the people, by the people, the exhibition is seen by millions in major rail hubs, retail and leisure destinations from Glasgow to Southampton. 200 shortlisted portraits are featured in the second Portrait of Britain book which is distributed worldwide.
“With the return of Portrait of Britain, the question of national identity has never seemed so loaded. Facing a divided nation, Portrait of Britain aims to frame these questions of identity differently, looking at who we are as a nation of individuals, apart from the politics of division. From Brighton to Glasgow, in train stations and shopping centres, the photographs come into view like an encounter with a stranger in the street. Collectively, they question the binary narrative we are constantly fed.” - Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director of British Journal of Photography.
If you’re inspired, more details about entry can be found at portraitofbritain.uk/small-print.
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