Documentary Photography

The Real Olympic Heroes

I’ve been fortunate enough to collaborate with the good people at London 2012 – The Inspire Program – to create a series of images showcasing some of the real people participating in the volunteer programs taking place all over London. These images goes on show at the iconic London City Hall designed by Norman Foster, an architect I feel a special connection to as he also designed the beautiful Elephant House in the Copenhagen zoo. One of my favorite places in the city. You can see a preview of the images below and if you are in London, drop by the city hall from mid-May to see the exhibition. It is of course free of charge.

Boxercise lunch class at Golden Lane

Veronica Franklin Gould, Chief Excutive London Arts Challenge 2012 – a Games-inspired drama workshop involving people with varying degrees of dementia.

Young people excercising at the world’s largest Parkour dedicated facility L.E.A.P, placed in Westminster.

Seeds ready to be sown in Hackney Downs.

Ab Phab Youth Club, for people with and without disabilities, playing Boules in Dagenham.

Georgia from the ‘People’s Record’ project showing her own original Olympic torch from the last London Olympics in 1948.

Mad about Meadows – local volunteers sowing seeds, creating an Olympic Park-inspired meadow in Hackney Downs park.


6 responses

  1. Sara Lilja

    Wow! Beautiful photos!

    17/04/2012 at 20:04

    • Thanks Sara, much appreciated. Especially coming from a photographic connoisseur as yourself!

      18/04/2012 at 01:11

  2. Loh Wee Leong

    The photos are awesome!!

    -罗伟良 (Loh Wee Leong, Malaysia)

    27/04/2012 at 13:58

    • Thank you Loh Wee, very pleased that you like them. Cool that you are picking up on this all the way over in Malaysia!

      28/04/2012 at 18:39

  3. This is lovely work Anders. Thanks for sharing.

    08/06/2012 at 22:40

    • Thanks Ben, really appreciate it! Thanks for looking…

      09/06/2012 at 14:42

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