Face Forward

Face Forward is a public art exhibition created by award-winning photographic artist Emma Blau that utilises building site hoardings in the Church Street area of Westminster, which is currently undergoing regeneration. A resident herself, Blau's large-scale photographic portraits feature local people who will be affected by the huge transformations taking place in their neighbourhood. Face Forward is on display throughout 2016.

         

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Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Face Forward | Emma Blau

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition.Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2016.

Photographic artist Emma Blau has photographed local people in Church Street Ward which is currently undergoing regeneration by Westminster CIty Council. People who live, work or study in the area had their photograph taken to show that they are an important part of the history and the future of Church Street. These photographs will be printed up very large scale and put on the building site hoardings at the regeneration sites, creating a huge public exhibition in 2015.

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed over 350 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2015 and 2016, creating a multi-site public art exhibition throughout the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed 400 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2016, creating a huge public art exhibition in the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed 400 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2016, creating a huge public art exhibition in the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

Responding to Westminster City Council's regeneration plans for the Church Street area in London, renowned photographic artist Emma Blau invited local people to have their photograph taken and show that they are an integral part of their neighbourhood’s history and future. In total Blau photographed 400 people. A long term resident of the area herself, Blau’s large-scale portraits will be installed on regeneration building site hoardings in 2016, creating a huge public art exhibition in the neighbourhood. Face Forward aims to make visible the people who live, work and study around Church Street who will be affected by the regeneration of their neighbourhood. www.faceforward.photo twitter/instagram: @FaceFwdPhoto

 

 

2 Comments

  • Dawn Procter

    April 5, 2017 at 5:35 am → Reply

    You are a great photographer , Emma and I have been so proud to see one of our grandchildren, the first KSA kid looking quizzical ! Wish I could see it on the street but we are very far away in Martinborough New Zealand and our last visit was four years ago. I love London and you have captured so many facets of the melting pot that this city is.

    • Emma Blau

      April 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm → Reply

      How lovely to hear from you Dawn! And all the way from New Zealand too. Sorry for my tardy reply.

      Thank you for your very kind words. I loved going into KSA and photographing the children there. I am so glad you like the project!

      EB

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