One year after its debut, the UK’s biggest photography exhibition returned, putting the country’s citizens centre stage once more on digital screens up and down the land. Portrait of Britain, in partnership with JCDecaux and Nikon, gave photographers, amateur and professional alike, the chance to showcase their work across the country.
Visualised as an exhibition for the people, by the people, Portrait of Britain reached more than a third of the UK population in 2016. It returned in 2017 with another 100 photographs showing in busy public spaces nationwide. The public encountered the images as they went about their daily lives, displayed across JCDecaux’s digital channel of screens in places such as rail stations, shopping malls, high streets and Heathrow.
Following an open call by the British Journal of Photography, neatly 8000 portraits were entered, from which the final 100 were chosen.