The People


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 photos that represents each and every individual, telling a story that unites us as a whole.

We believe that 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. 


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.

Thousands of photos 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

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

    Rochester Cathedral Spokesperson

    The Stories

    Every picture tells a story

    Stories en masse can form one strong message. The People’s Picture are experts at combining thousands of images to tell this message, as well as curating alongside a selection of short stories to create engagement.

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    Creating lasting engagement

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

    The People

    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.


    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


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    west ham united
    big issue
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    london gatwick airport
    british legion
    royal victoria place
    rochester chatedral

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