The World In London

The World in London is an ambitious outdoor photography project for 2012 by The Photographers’ Gallery, showing London’s diversity and photography’s unique role in capturing the human form.

Over the past three years the gallery have commissioned acclaimed and emerging British and international photographers to take portraits of Londoners of all ages and from all walks of life. Each portrait is unique in its composition, setting and style.

Coinciding with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this project brings together 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the competing nations. Mine depicts the Reverend David Haokip, Vicar of St George’s Parish Church in East Ham, and an exile from Burma (see above).

The World in London celebrates London as a place where individuals from all parts of the world live side by side, each of them contributing to make London the unique city it is.

All photographs will feature on the project’s website here, which includes background stories on each of the participating Londoners. You can listen to David talking about his life here.

You can see a photograph of David and I at the launch in Victoria Park this morning via Getty images here.

The prints will also be on show at Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London, W1: 27 July – 30 August 2012.