Portrait of Britain returns to JCDecaux DOOH screens

Portrait of Britain returns to JCDecaux DOOH screens

23rd January 2024

For the next month, JCDecaux UK digital screens will become a nationwide portrait gallery by displaying the 100 winning images from Portrait of Britain, British Journal of Photography’s national portraiture award celebrating the many faces of modern Britain. The exhibition is a captivating journey through the diverse faces and stories that define Britain, taken by some of the nation’s best portrait photographers and reaching millions of people.

This is the UK’s biggest annual photography exhibition, and it has been established as an exhibition by the people, of the people, for the people. Championing the diversity of life in Britain today, the 100 beautiful and inspiring winning images will be displayed across JCDecaux UK digital screens on bus shelters, at rail stations, in shopping malls and at Heathrow throughout January, celebrating the creative, diverse and resilient spirit of the nation. 

David McEvoy, CMO at JCDecaux UK, said, "We couldn’t imagine a better way to kickstart the New Year than with the Portrait of Britain exhibition on our digital screens. We love this joyous, inclusive and thought-provoking celebration of what it means to live in Britain today.”

From Ollie Adegboye’s portrait of Marcus from his series on Black fathers to Mathushaa Sagthidas’ image of Shani, one of the UK’s most influential disability activists, and Keiran Perry’s candid portrait of Luna and Paula in the Scottish Highlands, each photograph tells a unique story – unveiling the richness of Britain’s traditions and communities.

Mick Moore, CEO and Creative Director of British Journal of Photography, said, “It is in each other that we see ourselves and form our sense of place. Portrait of Britain captures the quirky, the mundane, the here and now of the extraordinary everyday in which we live.”

The 200 shortlisted images are also featured in the Portrait of Britain Vol. 6 photobook, published by Bluecoat Press and sponsored by JCDecaux. 
You can view all 200 shortlisted images here.