1. Road to 2012: Aiming High at the National Portrait Gallery

    This free exhibition of portraits by acclaimed photographers celebrates renowned and aspiring athletes and those working to make the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games happen. Together they bring to life inspirational stories of achievement.

  2. © Anne Braybon/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    National tour – Road to 2012 portraits on display in three British cities

    Free outdoor exhibition in Birmingham until 9 September 2012.

  3. Screenshot of timeline

    Timeline – explore the journey to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    See the story so far through the commissioned photographs of athletes and organisers, behind-the-scenes images and exclusive interviews. Discover stories from east London in the Participate timeline.

  4. © Anne Braybon/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012

    The Commission

    Find out about the photographers commissioned for Road to 2012.

  5. YouTube video

    Film: Jillian Edelstein

    Hear how photographer Jillian Edelstein has approached portraying her sitters.

  6. YouTube video

    Film: Nadav Kander

    View photographer Nadav Kander talking about his work and approach to the commission.

  7. YouTube video

    Film: Anderson & Low

    Hear photographers Anderson & Low talking about making photographs of athletes

  8. copyright National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 project

    Film: Jade Jones

    View interviews with sitters in the timeline.

  9. Publication: Road to 2012 Stories Behind the Olympic Games

    The portraits, collected together for the first time in this beautifully produced book.

  10. A Local Story

    Hear east London stories of inspiration and personal achievement from people living and working in the host boroughs for the 2012 Games.

  11. Facing East

    Exhibition 9 August - 9 September 2012 at Four Corners, Bethnal Green

  12. © Katherine Green/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 Project

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