‘The World in London’, coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is an ambitious photographic exhibition designed to evidence the diversity of London’s population and highlighting photography’s unique role in capturing the idiosyncrasies of the human form. Bringing together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the competing nations, ‘The World in London’ celebrates London’s multiculturalism, and cultural eclecticism.
Over the past three years The Photographers’ Gallery have commissioned acclaimed and emerging British and international photographers to take photographs of Londoners of all ages and from all walks of life. Each portrait is strikingly and thought provokingly unique in its composition, setting and style.
Check out the project’s website at www.theworldinlondon.org.uk to view all of 204 photographs and read background stories on each of the Londoners featured.
A documentary of ‘The World in London’ is currently on ‘The Space’, a free digital, pop-up arts service, developed by Arts Council England in partnership with the BBC. Click here to watch the documentary.
‘The World in London’ runs until 30th August at Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London W1 , free admission.
Image: Dennis Morris, Judith Craig Morency-Nalus & Afrykah-Amaya Morency-Nalus, Haiti, 2011 © Dennis Morris, Courtesy The Photographers’ Gallery, London