The National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 project celebrates those who are collectively making the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games happen.

This mobile website serves as a companion to the National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012 national tour, a free outdoor exhibition on show in three of Britain’s major cities: Cardiff, Edinburgh and Birmingham.

The national tour features highlights of the largest photographic commission ever undertaken by the National Portrait Gallery. Made possible by London 2012 sponsor BT, the display includes large-scale portraits of Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley, David Weir, Seb Coe and Danny Boyle.

Seven internationally renowned photographers were commissioned to contribute to the project and work on location, in places that were relevant to the sitter’s role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

About BT

BT is the project sponsor, supporting the National Portrait Gallery to commission world-class photographers to create 100 new portraits of the people making a significant contribution to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. From businessmen and athletes to caterers and construction workers, Road to 2012 tells stories to inspire a nation and create a lasting legacy long after the Olympic and Paralympic Games have finished.

As the official communications services partner of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, BT's role is not just to install the vital communications services to connect people to the Games; it's also to help tell the story of the people and places at the heart of making London 2012 happen.


The main project website includes further information on the invited photographers, sitters and participation projects a well as the commissioned portrait images.

Look for the QR codes on the panels to access specially selected interview films and behind-the-scenes photographs on this mobile-enabled website.