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The National Lottery's Portraits of the People

The National Portrait Gallery and some of the UK’s most iconic art galleries join forces to celebrate this year’s unheralded champions of the arts sector. The unique digital exhibition from The National Lottery will showcase 13 powerful and poignant portraits that have been captured by leading photographer Chris Floyd. The collection celebrates the remarkable individuals across the UK who continue to work tirelessly through the pandemic to bring creativity, enjoyment and enrichment through the arts to people in new ways. 

Explore the people behind the portraits