Escape the Trafalgar Square crowded madness and journey instead along BT’s road to London 2012…
This summer the National Portrait Gallery presents ‘BT Road to 2012: Aiming High’, an exhibition designed to showcase portraits of the nation’s athletes and those participating in London 2012. ‘BT Road to 2012’ forms the culmination of the largest photographic commissioning project the National Portrait Gallery has ever undertaken. It is the third in the series, displaying the work of renowned photographers, Anderson & Low, Jillian Edelstein and Nadav Kander alongside that of Brian Griffin, Emma Hardy, Finlay MacKay and Bettina von Zwehl. These 7 UK based photographers have worked on location throughout the country documenting the preparations of our athletes leading up to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Portraits of Sebastian Coe, Stella McCartney and Anish Kapoor can be seen on display in a variety of locations throughout the gallery together with those of aspiring athletes, Torch Bearers and celebrated British sports men and women such as Mark Cavendish, Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Tom Aggar, Beth Tweddle and Jessica Ennis. Katherine Green’s images of sports communities in London’s East End complement this inspiring exhibition of creative and sporting talent.
BT Road to 2012 runs until 23rd September at the National Portrait Gallery and it’s free entry so no excuses!
Image of Jodie Williams © Nadav Kander/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012