2012 Sports Ambassadors

The portrait of the 2012 Sports Ambassadors is by Brian Griffin. Hear him speaking about his approach to photography and portraiture.

The Portrait

Denise Lewis and Jonathan Edwards
Photographed by Brian Griffin
29 September 2009, LOCOG offices, London

Denise Lewis (left) won the Olympic gold medal in the heptathlon in 2000. Edwards (right) is a triple jumper and former Olympic, Commonwealth, European and world champion. He won an Olympic gold medal in 2000 and has held the world triple jump record since 1995. Lewis is an Ambassador for International Inspiration, the legacy programme for young people. Edwards is the athletes’ representative on the board of the London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

© Brian Griffin/National Portrait Gallery/BT Road to 2012