About the touring exhibition

The National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 national tour features highlights of the largest photographic commission ever undertaken by the Gallery. Supported by BT, the official communication service partners for London 2012, the touring exhibition includes large-scale portraits of top athletes including Jessica Ennis, Tom Daley, and David Weir, and  those working behind the scenes such as Sebastian Coe, Michael Morpurgo and Danny Boyle.

This free outdoor exhibition was displayed in Cardiff on (30 March - 27 May 2012)  before travelling to the Mound in Edinburgh (1 June - 8 July 2012) and then Birmingham (13 July - 9th September 2012).

Exciting new portraits by photographers Jillian Edelstein and Anderson & Low are displayed alongside work by Brian Griffin, Emma Hardy, Finlay MacKay and Bettina von Zwehl.

The National Portrait Gallery has also created video interviews with the photographers about their photographic practice and involvement in the project, as well as interviews with a selection of the sitters.