Who we are

Artist Helen Marshall is the founder of the People’s Picture. Marshall works with archives, collecting thousands of photographs to tell a story or commemorate an important moment in social and cultural history. Her work is exhibited outside the gallery or museum and is held in private and public collections.

Explore more of her work here

Her portfolio includes exhibitions and commissions for the Kennedy Space Center, The Horniman Museum, The National Memorial Arboretum, Royal College of Surgeons, BBC Television, Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, Financial Times and Canary Wharf Group. She is an Honorary Member of the Townswomen Guilds, one of the largest women’s organisations in the UK. She won the Nikon Photo International Award in 2002 and she holds a World Record for creating the largest photo mosaic in Birmingham in 2008. She has completed residencies and commissions internationally and worked in arts and health settings including hospices and ho spitals.

She holds a Masters’s Degree in Photographic Arts from Westminster University, London, a Degree in Photography from Bournemouth University, a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Cardiff University, University of Wales.

Behind the scenes


2023 SCIENCE IN PICTURES – AstraZeneca, UK

2023 BY THE PEOPLE: 150 LIFETIMES – Alexandra Palace, UK

2023 HINES – Perspective Art in Architecture, UK

2023 QUEEN’S GREEN CANOPY – Queen’s Green Canopy, UK

2023 FACES OF FORESTRY – Forestry England, UK

2023  FACES OF SURGERY – Royal College of Surgeons, UK

2022 OUR RIVER – Luton Borough Council, UK

2022 FACES OF THE NHS London – NHS England, UK

2022 RED BULL Wings for Life World Run, RED BULL, United States

2021 FORMAT21: CONTROL, Format Photography Festival, Derby, UK

2021 FACE OF LIBERATION, ArtHouse Jersey, Channel Islands, UK

2021 LUMINARIES, Global Vaccine Confidence Summit, UK

2020 OUR STORY: PORTRAITS OF CHANGE, Union Station, Washington D.C, USA

2020 RAINBOWS FOR THE NHS, London Piccadilly Lights, UK

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON Kennedy Space Center, USA

2019 I AM HAMMERSMITH – Romulus, 3 Shortlands London, UK

2019 MONA LISA – EY & Atomized Studios, Rome, Italy

2018 MY SNOWMAN – Penguin Random House, Brighton Museums, UK

2018 THE FACE OF SUFFRAGE – Arts Council England, Birmingham New Street, UK





2017 THE FACE OF STOKE-ON-TRENT – City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent Council, UK


2017 MARK ZUCKERBERG – Financial Times, London, UK

2016 EYE ON THE ROAD – Tower Bridge – Southwark Council, London, UK

2016 ARBORETUM Exhibitions Centre, The National Memorial Arboretum, UK

2016 FOOTBALL ICONS – West Ham United Boardroom, Olympic Stadium, London


2014 THE FACE OF WW1 – BBC News, Imperial War Museum, UK


2012 THE PEOPLES MONARCH TOURING – Gatwick Airport,Television British Broadcasting Corporation, Turner Contemporary, Towner Gallery, Rochester Cathedral, UK

2008 THE BIG PICTURE – Arts Council, BBC, West Midlands, UK

2008 IN FOCUS, WHAT HAUNTS YOU? – The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2006 THE PEOPLES POPPY – Royal British Legion, Victoria Station Concourse London, UK

2006 MAKING SLOUGH HAPPY – BBC2 Primetime, Optomen Television, UK