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Heathrow Photography Competition

In partnership with the Royal Photographic Society and Heathrow Airport, GREAT launched a national photography competition celebrating the UK’s rich cultural diversity and innovative, welcoming spirit.

Capturing the UK

We invited photographers to submit images that captured the true spirit of the United Kingdom from across the four nations.

​The winning entries were selected by a panel of expert judges and are on display in prominent media spaces throughout Heathrow Airport.

We hope you enjoy this celebration of a beautifully vibrant and modern United Kingdom, from the perspective of its people.

Meet the Judges

Alistair Morrison

Alistair is one of the few living British photographers whose work is included in the Primary Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, with over eighty portraits in the National Collection. He has taken portraits of famous Brits over five decades, most recently creating a series of Legacy photographs.

Emma Gilthorpe

Emma is Chief Operating Officer of Heathrow Airport, CEO of the Jet Zero Council, and a qualified barrister. She has spent the last year ensuring Heathrow Airport maintains vital international connectivity for passengers and cargo, whilst grappling with the impacts of COVID-19.

Mariama Attah

Mariama is a photography curator, writer and lecturer with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and understanding how photography and visual culture can be used to amplify underrepresented voices. Mariama is curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine.

Simon Roberts

Simon is a visual artist based in Brighton, UK, and is widely recognised for his large-format, tableaux photographs of the British landscape. He has published and exhibited widely and his photographs reside in major public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society.