The finalists of the annual Portrait of Britain competition have been announced

The Portrait of Britain is back for its third year to celebrate the spectacular array of talent and cultural uniqueness from across the country.

The competition sparked from a collaboration between the British Journal Of Photography and JCDecaux as a means for reflecting Britain to the British.

Photo: Lewis Khan

The Portrait of Britain is a project that aims to showcase the stunning faces of diversity within the United Kingdom, and celebrate the similarities and differences of our own individual experiences.

The winners will feature across the country in streets, airports and shopping centres. From the 13,000 images, the 100 finalists will be a part of this phenomenal national showcase.

The series captures people from all walks of life, ages, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, as well as varying cultural and social backgrounds.

Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director of British Journal of Photography, stated to It’s Nice That that the diversity captured within the photographs is what makes the project so special.

“Portrait of Britain is public art on a huge scale – a countrywide exhibition that puts the nation’s citizens centre stage in bustling public spaces, and this year’s submissions made it all the more hard to choose the 100 winning photographers.”

“In our third year, the portraits will take over Great Britain throughout September, confronting the public with a reflection of themselves as they go about their daily business. Taken from all walks of life, these subjects share the same space, looking back at the public from the screen.”

“The effect is a lingering glance, and witnessed by millions of passersby.”

Check out some of the amazing finalists below.

Photo: Christoph Soeder
Photo: Steven Barritt
Photo: Eliška Kyselková
Photo: Charlie Clift

Via It’s Nice That.