Jamaica: The World in London
London boasts one of the most diverse populations in the world. To mark the Olympics and Paralympics, The Photographers’ Gallery commissioned 204 portraits of 204 Londoners, each originating from one of the competing nations. This exhibition, The World in London, brought together the work of British and international photographers.
The Space published 15 of the photographs. This image shows Esme Thawe from Jamaica, photographed by Andrew Esiebo. In the video, she talks about how she loves Brixton because it reminds her of home and how the market brings everyone together.
You can also visit the project’s website at www.theworldinlondon.org.uk to see the 204 photographs and find out more. It formed part of the London 2012 Festival and was supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Arts Council England.
The Photographers’ Gallery is the largest public gallery in the UK dedicated to photography. Located in London’s Soho, it presents a range of free exhibitions and activities related to photography in all its forms.
Photograph ©Andrew Esiebo and courtesy of the Photographers’ Gallery.