British Journal of Photography, Nikon and JCDecaux: Portrait of Britain

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For its second year Portrait of Britain will run across the country for the month of September.

Run by British Journal of Photography in association with JCDecaux and Nikon, the photographic exhibition shows images by both both amateur and professional photographers alike, and will be shown in digital screens at rail stations, high streets, shopping malls and Heathrow.

Visualised as an exhibition for the people, by the people, Portrait of Britain reached more than a third of the UK population last autumn. Following an open call by British Journal of Photography, nearly 8,000 portraits were entered, from which the final 100 have been chosen.

The 100 portraits capture subjects taken across the length and breadth of the country, from Jon Tonks’ picture of an Inner Hebrides islander and her hawk, to Sarah Lee’s picture of a septuagenarian surfer, photographed as she leaves the waters of a Cornish beach. Among them, there are personalities, such as celebrated playwright, Tom Stoppard, the artists Antony Gormley and Tracey Emin, and from the music world, Skepta. There are also unsung heroes such as Rebecca Bunce, co-founder of a domestic violence charity, and Dr Henry Marsh, the pioneering neurosurgeon.

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