What Does A Londoner Look Like?

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What Does A Londoner Look Like?
Science Professor Robert Winston stands on Parliament Hill with a fantastic skyline behind him. © Historic England/Chris Redgrave

Keep It London is the clarion call from Historic England's campaign to make Londoners notice, celebrate and speak up for their local heritage. Too right.

Paramedic Craig Cassidy stands outside Aldgate station, returning to where he had to deal with the aftermath of the 7/7 terrorist bombings. © Historic England

The central point of the campaign is the I am London photography exhibition. Portraits of Londoners, some well-known, others less so, are on display in a window space at Central Saint Martins College in Granary Square, King's Cross.

Jay Carver a Crossrail engineer stands next to one of the dig sites. © Historic England

The exhibition consists of 59 portraits. Why not a nice, round 60? The exhibition is looking for a 60th sitter to complete the set — and it could be you.

Kate Barlow stands in front of the wall of wool at the Royal School of Needlework and human rights activist Bisi Alimi poses in front of Twoer Bridge. © Historic England/Chris Redgrave

A Londoner will be chosen to have their photograph taken in front of a landmark or place that means something to them. If you fancy being featured, you can apply to be that Londoner here.

Sir John Armitt was the chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, and here he stands in the Olympic Park. © Historic England

I am London is on at Central Saint Martins, UAL Window Galleries just off Granary Square, King's Cross until 4 September. The images are free to view.

Last Updated 18 July 2016