The project ‘Road to 2012’ began in 1997, when London first entered the race to host the Olympics. Since then, BT has supported the National Portrait Gallery in documenting the world’s biggest sporting event.
As a final salute to the Olympic experience we headed to the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar Square to catch the Road to 2012 exhibition.
Photographers Anderson & Low, Jillian Edelstein, Brian Griffin, Emma Hardy, Nadav Kander, Finlay Mackay and Bettina von Zwehl were invited to work with the gallery and between them have created one hundred specially selected portraits.
The portraits highlight how inspirational the Olympic movement has been and it is hoped that they will now become part of its legacy.
“The aim of Road to 2012 is to celebrate exceptional British achievement. These are outstanding photographic portraits that convey the determination, skill and mental prowess of those working at the highest level of their chosen activity.” (Sandy Nairne, Director at National Portrait Gallery.)