BJP, Portrait of Britain

BJP editor talks Portrait of Britain on BBC London

Simon Bainbridge was joined by photographers Dylan Collard and Mark Harrison on BBC Radio London's 1pm show, to discuss Portrait of Britain

Bainbridge appeared on BBC Radio London to talk about the 100 selected portraits for the nationwide public exhibition Portrait of Britain,  showcased on JCDecaux digital screens across the UK now.

He was joined by photographers to discuss the significance of their portrait shots within the context of modern Britain.

Visible on the nation’s high streets, roadsides and in transport hubs across the length and breadth of the country throughout September 2016, the exhibition will be seen by an audience of millions.

“When public art works really well it has an engagement with its surroundings and local population. That’s what we want to do with Portrait of Britain.

“If you genuinely want your work to be seen by the public and not just a bunch of gallerists and publishers in a metropolitan city, this is a unique opportunity to get it out to an extraordinary amount of people,” said Bainbridge, Editor of British Journal of Photography.

Listen to the interview here: