We want to see portraits that reflect the unique heritage and diversity of our country. British Journal of Photography will select 100 winning portraits for a public exhibition to be showcased on JCDecaux digital screens nationwide. Visible in shopping malls, roadside and in rail stations, across the length and breadth of the country during September 2016, the exhibition will be seen by an audience of millions - BJP
EDIT: Due to the phenomenal response to Portrait of Britain, I'm pleased to tell you that JCDecaux have decided to extend the exhibition, and it will continue to run across the country in October.
I am over the moon to finally be able to shout about my image being selected in the British Journal of Photography - Portrait of Britain Photography Exhibition. The selected image was part of a much larger body of work recently undertaken titled ''Kernow & Allah". For this image in particular I was heavily inspired by the photography of Vanessa Winship and her beautiful portraits. I wanted to include the landscape in the image but stayed away from the obvious cliche beach scene. The sea is visible which creates a sense of place and coastal reference in the frame without distracting from the portrait - Chris Symonds
Falmouth, Cornwall, South West England.
''Being in the minority of a Muslim female who wears the “hijab” living in Cornwall has no doubt made me a token but I try to see it in a positive way, something I was uncomfortable with before worried about the pressure that comes with representing my religion when it faces so much animosity in the general media'' Wajeeha Sheikh
Cornwall recorded one of the lowest concentrations of Muslims in England and Wales,
with 0.2% of its population stating religion as Islam [2011 Census].
View all winning images here