About The People’s Picture

The People’s Picture is a photography and design studio from British artist Helen Marshall. We are experts in visual storytelling, digital photo mosaics and bringing communities together to create, celebrate and own their unique legacy.

People are at the core of each project; people share their memories, dreams and celebrate through pictures. At the People’s Picture, each photo mosaic comprises thousands of images that represents each and every individual, telling a story that unites us as a whole.

Working in a person centred way brings out the community as a whole, and our team of creatives aim in every project is to deliver inclusive and exciting artworks that bring people together. 

Get in touch now to discuss your project idea.

info@thepeoplespicture.com

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Artistic Director – Helen Marshall

The People’s Picture was founded by award-winning artist Helen Marshall. Marshall’s practice is rooted in photography and socially engaged practice. Each artwork is assembled from thousands of photos yet every single one tells a story.

In 2006, The Big Picture broke the world record for the largest photo mosaic in the world. The work has been featured in the national news is held in private and public collections in a diverse range of locations including cathedrals, museums, airports and on the street.

The People's Picture Team

I specialise in pre and post-production of artworks and projects for The People’s Picture, as well as the development of marketing. I have a degree in Photography from UCA.

Claire McDougall

Production

I deliver the print and installation work. I’m always looking to advise & help when ever a new project comes up. Pushing boundaries in our industry is rewarding and customer satisfaction is key. 

Mark Richards

Print

I am a freelance graduate in BSc Creative Digital Media. I translate narratives into moving images with a focus on video production and motion design.

Isabella Ippolito

Motion

At Umbrella Development we specialise in IT Consulting, Network Support, Help Desk Services, Network Security, VoIP services, Web-Hosting, and Web-Design services. Our solutions give our clients measurable value and a high business efficiency rating.

David Hallett

Web

I am a freelance installation artist using interactive tools to create immersive installations. I design and produce the People’s Picture motion and screen installation.

Jane X Quan

Motion

I have 20 years of freelance publishing experience, designing books, magazines, brochures and reports from concept through to print.

Luke Herriot

Graphics

The Photos

Thousands of photos are collected to create each artwork, with each one having its own personal story. We pride ourselves on our visual storytelling, and our dedicated team use a range of ways to collect, collate, and share each of these stories to create a truly unique, collaborative artwork.

Photographs are collected

  • Via online campaigns where people can share and upload
  • Delivering workshops where photos are captured or old photos from the past are scanned
  • Working with established archives and collections of photos of days gone by

Creating lasting engagement

  • Present – by creation of new pictures
  • Legacy – Generating a living memory 
  • Ownership – Everybody owns it which feels empowering and it stand the test of time

Total Images

The People

We were thrilled that over 25,000 people were able to view the artwork.

Rochester Cathedral Spokesperson

What a treat to work with someone who is both brilliantly creative and able to deliver! Look forward to further collaborations.

Zad Rogers

Founding Director, Atomized Studios

Working with The Peoples Picture has been an incredible experience for everyone who participated on the Face of Stoke-on-Trent in 2017.

The engagement for so many people has been truly memorable. Helen excels in nurturing the creative aspirations of people at grass roots level ensuring the experience is both relevant and meaningful to their lives. The quality of the work is exemplary and never fails to attract massive and avid attention.

Paul Bailey

Culture and Events Manager, Stoke-on-Trent City Council

With more than 300 memorials set in 150 acres, the Arboretum is a wonderful, visual tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our nation. It is, however, people and their memories and associations that make the Arboretum such a special place. It is this that we hope to convey through this poignant exhibit, which will tell thousands of stories.

Sarah Montgomery

Managing Director, National Memorial Arboretum

Thanks so much for your team’s help on this project, it’s been a pleasure working with you and we’re hopeful that lots of people will come and look at the artwork!

Caroline Reed

Account Director, Steely Fox

The project has brought together new collaborators and partners, from national rail infrastructure companies to universities and women’s groups, provided new opportunities for emerging artists to contribute and enabled everyone to take part by providing their photographs of women, from young children to older people

Nicola Shipley

Director, GRAIN Projects

Busiest weekend since our launch. Over 10,000 visits across the 2 days.

Spokesperson

Turner Contemporary

The Mona Lisa artwork you created has been such a success with our people.  We have added it to a book that explains our new strategy.

Martha Brown

Director, Global Tax BMC Leader and Brand, Marketing & Comms, EY

Since its installation overnight on November 15, the positive response to the artwork has been huge, shared and liked thousands of times on social media. It has been an honour for Network Rail to host the ‘Face of Suffrage’, and for Birmingham New Street station to become the canvas for a piece of public art which has captivated countless people.

Karen Hornby

Head of Performance & Customer Relationship, Network Rail

Clients

bbc
bbc
the photographers gallery
towner
west ham united
big issue
ace
west ham united
ace
ace
london gatwick airport
ace
british legion
royal victoria place
rochester chatedral
bbc

The Team

Claire McDougall

Claire McDougall

Production

I am a freelancer with a degree in Photography from UCA. I specialise in pre and post-production of works for The People’s Picture, as well as the development of marketing.

Luke Herriot

Luke Herriot

Graphics

I have 20 years of freelance publishing experience, designing books, magazines, brochures and reports from concept through to print.

Pau Ros

Pau Ros

Web

I’m a freelance web designer with a background in photography and visual arts. Currently a lecturer at LCC/UAL, I design and update the People’s Picture websites.

Isabella Ippolito

Isabella Ippolito

Motion

I am a freelance graduate in BSc Creative Digital Media. I translate narratives into moving images with a focus on video production and motion design. I develop the motion and interactive elements.

Mark Richards

Mark Richards

Print

I deliver the print and installation work. I’m always looking to advise & help when ever a new project comes up. Pushing boundaries in our industry is rewarding and customer satisfaction is key. 

Ben Hamilton

Ben Hamilton

Business

I have a background in photography, technical writing, management systems and company compliance. I manage new business accounts, clients and communications.

Kim Brown

Kim Brown

Accounting

I am a freelance qualified book keeper. I maintain, prepare and manage budgets and books for The People’s Picture. I enjoy the challenge of reconciling accounts.

Sara Leigh Lewis

Sara Leigh Lewis

Photography

I am a social, domestic and portrait photographer with a Masters in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster. I teach black and white darkroom printing and digital photography for the City Literary Institute and the Brightrooms.  

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