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Face to Face – Connecting Lives

ExCel London  | 2024

ExCeL London first opened in 2000. Around four million people visit ExCeL every year and in 2024 the venue will open a new 25,000 sqm state-of-the-art expansion, the largest integrated conference and exhibition centre in Europe.

4,000,000 YEARLY VISITORS
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COMING SOON!

We See You | Refuge | 2024

We see you, we hear you and we believe you. You are not alone.  Come together with Refuge and The People’s Picture to create a giant historic work of art for the thousands of women who cannot always ‘tell their story’ safely.

1,000’s WOMEN SUPPORTED BY REFUGE
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By the People: 150 Lifetimes

Alexandra Palace  | 2023

A programme of community events and projects celebrating the 150th anniversary of London’s Alexandra Palace will culminate with the unveiling of a major new exhibition, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

BY THE PEOPLE | 150 LIFETIMES
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Science in Pictures

AstraZeneca  | 2023

Inspired by science and made in collaboration with Astra Zeneca’s STEM community. The People’s Picture giant mosaic is an artistic interpretation of The Discovery Centre (DISC), the UK’s largest research and development centre.

STEM ART | 1,183 PICTURES
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Take a Moment

National Portrait Gallery | 2023

Comprised entirely of selfies and some very famous faces by Ray Burmiston, for World Mental Health Day, Take A Moment unveiled the giant interactive mosaic artwork as a gallery projection at the National Portrait Gallery, and online.

STEPHEN FRY | 5,500 MOMENTS
the peoples monarch

‘The People’s Monarch’ was commissioned by BBC South East for Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee and toured the Turner Contemporary, Towner Gallery, Rochester Cathedral and Gatwick Airport.

5,257 IMAGES | 38 SQUARE METRES
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Our Story: Portraits of Change

The Women’s Centennial | 2020

In 2020, the US celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote. ‘Our Story’ photo mosaic celebrates the courageous efforts of all those who fought for all women.

100 YEARS | 4,000 PHOTOS | 100 WOMEN
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The People’s Moon

Kennedy Space Center | 2019

The People’s Moon’ celebrated the 50th anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 Moon landing at Piccadilly Lights, Times Square New York, it is permanently exhibited at Kennedy Space Center.

10,000 IMAGES | 1969 YEAR | 240,000 MILES 
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Faces of Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons | 2023

The Royal College of Surgeons of England commissioned us to create an iconic photo mosaic of a scalpel, revealing the many ‘Faces of Surgery’ representing the College and the people who create excellent surgical care for everyone into the future.

222 YEARS OF RCSE | 3,552 PHOTOGRAPHS
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Façade of Grainhouse

Hines  | 2024

Hines commissioned a new site-specific artwork for their new London Headquarters, Grainhouse located in Covent Garden. The installation brings individuals and communities together to celebrate their unique legacy.

NEW ARCHITECTURE | 2,500 PICTURES
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Faces of Forestry

Forestry England | 2023

We created a photo mosaic for Forestry England for display at the Forestry England exhibition: Women in Forestry. It features over 2,000 photographs, of women from across the forestry sector and the general public.

WOMEN IN FORESTRY | 2,000 LUMBERJILLS
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#massisolationFORMAT

Format Festival | 2021

Inspired by the 1937 Mass Observation project, FORMAT Photography Festival invited people to use the hashtag #massisolationFORMAT to create a large scale photo mosaic and visual archive during the Covid19 pandemic.

 40,000 PHOTOS | 90+ COUNTRIES
the big picture

‘The Big Picture’ Birmingham was funded by Arts Council England. The record-breaking work of art included 112,000 photos and was 857 square metres, the size of three tennis courts. The final image was chosen from the public submissions.

112,896 IMAGES | 857 SQUARE METRES
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The Face of World War One

BBC WW1 at Home | 2014

‘The Face of WW1’ was a floor-based 150 square metre piece commissioned by the BBC and made up of 30,000 faces from the BBC WW1 At Home events & Imperial War Museums archive. It was installed outside New BBC Broadcasting House.

30,500 IMAGES | 150 SQUARE METRES
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‘The Face of Suffrage’ was a floor-based, 200 metre-square photo mosaic made up of more than 3,700 photos of women & girls from the West Midlands and beyond. It was funded by Arts Council England on display at Birmingham New Street Station.

3,700 IMAGES | 100 YEARS OF SUFFRAGE
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Rainbows for the NHS

NHS England | 2020

The People’s Picture called out for your pictures videos and stories to create a giant rainbow mosaic made up of thousands of NHS staff, key workers and carers combined with the nation’s pictures unveiled at Piccadilly Lights.

72 YEARS OF NHS | 13,000 PHOTOS
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The Face of Liberation

ArtHouse Jersey | 2020

‘The Face of Liberation’ commissioned by ArtHouse Jersey was a photo mosaic featuring the faces of Jersey inhabitants, past and present, that covered over 2,000 square feet of wall space in St Helier, Jersey, the Channel Islands. 

75 YEARS | 6,000 PHOTOS
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‘The Face of Stoke-on-Trent’ is a giant street artwork commissioned as part of Stoke-on- Trent’s bid to become UK City of Culture 2021. It contains more than 3,550 faces and reveals the face of a local young person, Jozef, and is installed in the city centre.

3,550 IMAGES |  2021 CITY OF CULTURE BID
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Our River

Luton Council | 2022

Our River was created for Luton residents commemorating those lost to the COVID-19 pandemic and celebrating the key workers supporting us and the moments of joy that got us through it and is on show in the city centre.

1,337PHOTOS | 1,750 SQUARE FOOT | 1 MOSAIC
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November Salute

America250 | 2021

America250 ‘November Salute’ is an art installation featuring WWI hero Sgt. Henry Johnson and is comprised of over 3,500 photos of American heroes,  at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City Mo.

3,500 PHOTOS | 250 YEARS | 1 MOSAIC
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Luminaries

G7 Vaccine Summit | 2021

Working in partnership with Freuds and Proud Robinson & Partners, we built an interactive map celebrating the luminaries behind the Covid19 vaccine, exploring the work happening across the world to encourage vaccine uptake.

7 COUNTRIES | 29 LUMINARIES | 1 GOAL
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The Faces of Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf Group | 2016

‘The Faces of Canary Wharf’ was a commission from Canary Wharf Group for their executive suite. On permanent display it is made up of over 10 metres long it is made up of 15,000 photographs to reveal a panorama of Jubilee Park.

15,000 IMAGES | 10 METRES LONG 
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My Snowman

Penguin Ventures | 2018

‘My Snowman’ was a giant photo mosaic made up of 2,626 photos submitted by the public, commissioned by Penguin Random House, for the 40th anniversary of the original Raymond Briggs picture book. It was exhibited in Brighton Museum.

2,626 IMAGES | 40TH ANNIVERSARY
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Arboretum

Memorial Arboretum | 2016

‘Arboretum’ was a commission from the National Memorial Arboretum to commemorate the opening of their new Remembrance Centre. Composed of more than 5,000 photos from volunteers, visitors and archives it is over 4 metres wide.

5,000 IMAGES | 4 METRES WIDE
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EY Mona Lisa

Atomized | 2019

A screen-based interactive art installation of the Mona Lisa made up of the attendees of the conference, in partnership with Freuds & Atomized Studios, commissioned by EY for their GTLG Annual Event in Rome. An event-based project.

7,931 IMAGES | 100 YEARS OF DA VINCI
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Football Icons

West Ham United | 2016

A commission from West Ham United, made up of historic club photos depicting portraits of two of its most iconic football stars, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, for the boardroom in the former Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London.

3,500 IMAGES | 100 YEARS OF WEST HAM
the people's poppy

‘The People’s Poppy’ collected 3,500 photos of recipients from the Royal British Legion to create a monumental poppy to publicise an initiative by the charity on Remembrance Day and was installed on the floor of London Victoria Station.

3,500 IMAGES | 20 SQUARE FEET
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‘Girl Done Good’ commissioned by BH Live is a portrait of Dame Peggy Ashcroft, unveiled by Dame Judi Dench for the reopening of the Ashcroft Playhouse at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. It contains more than 6,000 photos from Croydon residents.

6,000 IMAGES | 627 PARTICIPANTS
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Eye on the Road

Southwark Council | 2016

‘Eye on the Road’ is a street artwork on Tower Bridge Road, London and is made up of 1,955 individual photographs reflecting the local history and present day. The eye belongs to the Artist’s daughter. Commissioned by Southwark Council.

1,955 IMAGES | 5 METRES WIDE
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Mark Zuckerberg

Financial Times | 2017

The Mark Zuckerberg artwork is made up of around 1,000 photographs and was specially produced for the Financial Times article ‘Can Facebook really create a global community?’ Historian Yuval Noah Harari

1,000 IMAGES | 1,000,000 NEWSPAPERS
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Faces of NHS London

NHS England & Improvement | 2020

To mark Black History Month, the NHS in London revealed 36 prominent individuals it has chosen to be ‘the faces’ of the NHS Trusts in the capital. The specially designed website reveals all the faces and stories in an animated map.

36 FEATURED FACES | 5 REGIONS | 1 CAPITAL CITY