Lily Allen, Sir Ian McKellen and James Acaster feature in Portrait of Britain Volume 6 shortlist

Portrait of Britain Vol 6
(Image credit: © Peter Flude, Portrait of Britain Vol. 6 Shortlist)

Lily Allen photographed after her theater debut in The Pillowman, James Acaster dressed as a Party Gator, and British DJ-come-film director Don Letts were just some of the familiar faces featured in this year’s Portrait of Britain shortlist. In total 200 poignant and powerful images were selected from business owners, beatmakers, boxers and everyone in-between, showcasing how truly diverse Britain is.

Now in its sixth year, the Portrait of Britain by the British Journal of Photography is one of the UK’s largest exhibitions with 100 images displayed up and down the country on JCDecaux digital screens. All 200 shortlisted images will also be printed in the Portrait of Britain Volume 6 book, published by Bluecoat Press, as well as receiving international recognition from the likes of the The New York Times, the BBC and JCDecaux. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.