Helen Marshall is an award winning visual artist based in London, United Kingdom. Her practice is rooted in photography, storytelling and new technology, often situated outside the gallery or museum. She set up The People’s Picture in 2016, an artist-led design studio delivering giant photo mosaic commissions in the public realm. The People’s Picture combines thousands of photographs to tell a story, commemorate an important occasion or bring attention to important social issues. Her portfolio includes exhibitions and commissions for The Horniman Museum, The National Memorial Arboretum, BBC Television, Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, Financial Times and Canary Wharf Group.

Her work is held in private and public collections. She holds a Masters Degree in Photographic Arts from Westminster University, London, a Degree in Photography from Bournemouth University, a BA First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Printmaking from Cardiff University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Art Psychotherapy from Goldsmiths College, London



CNN – A 1,000 square foot mosaic of Ida B. Wells is being installed at Union Station in DC

Washington Post – Ida B. Wells gets her due as a Black suffragist who rejected movement’s racism

Smithsonian Magazine – A 1,000-Square-Foot Mosaic of Ida B. Wells Welcomes Visitors to D.C.’s Union Station

Washington News 4 Tommy McFly – Mosaic at Union Station Honors Pioneering Civil Rights Leader Ida B. Wells

Washingtonian – A Massive Ida B. Wells Mosaic Is Coming to Union Station

Washington Post – The best things to do — virtually and in person — while quarantined in the D.C. area

Now This News – Ida B. Wells Honored With Stunning Mosaic That Celebrates Suffrage & Civil Rights Work

Fox 5 Washington DC – Massive portrait honoring civil rights leader Ida B. Wells coming to Union Station

WUSA9 – Women’s suffrage mosaic of Ida B. Wells in Union Station stops travelers, as hundreds of protest photos echo 2020

BBC South East Today | Rainbows for the NHS | 2020

Evening Standard | Art installation celebrating NHS ‘stories of hope’ launches in Piccadilly Circus | 2020

ITV News | NHS ‘stories of hope’ light up London’s Piccadilly Circus | 2020

NASA Events – Events Celebrating Apollo’s 50th Anniversary – 2019

The New York Times – Apollo 11 Anniversary: How to Celebrate This Weekend – 2019

The Times – Going back to the Moon – 2019

Space.com – Apollo 50th Celebrations to Span 50 States, Times Square, Washington Monument – 2019

Daily Mail – A moonstruck nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of humanity’s first footsteps on another world – 2019

The Sun – Washington Moonument lit up by spectacular footage of Moon landing to mark 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 – 2019

BBC London – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with Tom Kerss and Helen Marshall – 2019

ITV News – Thousands of selfies help create mosaic of suffragette – 2018

Royal Photographic Society – The Face of Suffrage – 2018

The Telegraph – Pictures of the Day – 2018


BBC News – The stories behind the Face of Suffrage artwork – 2018

BBC News – Women’s selfies sought for giant Face of Suffrage artwork – 2018

BBC Midlands News The Face of Suffrage – 2018

BBC News – 5 amazing acts of remembrance – 2018

BBC News – Portrait Unveiled as the Face of Stoke On Trent – 2017

Financial Times – Noah Harari challenges the future according to Facebook – 2017

Daily Telegraph – Heroism & Horror – NMA – 2016

BBC Regional News – NMA – 2016

Daily Mail – Double portrait of the Queen greets holidaymakers at Gatwick – 2016

BBC News – Digital Mosaic of Fallen WW1 Private – 2014

The Guardian – The 20 Photographs of the Week – 2014

BBC World Service – 2014

ITV Meridian News – The People’s Monarch – 2013

BBC South East News – BBC South East Diamond Jubilee Photo Mosaic – 2013

Daily Mail – A Royal Welcome – 2013

Evening Standard – The People’s Portrait –  2013

Mirror Online – The people’s Queen: Unique mosaic portrait of Her Majesty made up of thousands of photos – 2012

BBC News – BBC South Eash Diamond Jubiliee Mosaic on Show at Gatwick Airport- 2012

CNN News – 2010

Nikon – Japan – 2003

The Times Online –  The Big Picture – 2008

The Sun – The Big Picture – 2008

BBC News – Mosaic in the picture for record – 2008

Daily Telegraph – Legion brought together for the People’s Poppy – 2006

BBC News – Giant Poppy to inspire Commuters – 2006

Miss Mao review BBC Radio 4 – 2006

Today Programme Listen Again – 2004 – Gao Brothers & Helen Marshall


2021 #MASSISOLATIONFORMAT – FORMAT Photography Festival, UK

2020 OUR STORY: PORTRAITS OF CHANGE – Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, Washington D.C, USA

2020 RAINBOWS FOR THE NHS – NHS, Piccadilly Lights, UK

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON – Kennedy Space Center, USA

2019 I AM HAMMERSMITH – Romulus, 3 Shortlands London, UK

2019 MONA LISA – EY & Atomized Studios, Rome, Italy

2018 MY SNOWMAN – Penguin Random House, Brighton Museums, UK

2018 THE FACE OF SUFFRAGE – Arts Council England, Birmingham New Street, UK

2017 THE FACE OF STOKE-ON-TRENT – City Centre, Stoke-on-Trent Council, UK


2017 MARK ZUCKERBERG – Financial Times, London, UK

2016 PROJECT TOBONG – Solo Show, Horniman Museum & Gardens, London, UK

2016 EYE ON THE ROAD – Tower Bridge – Southwark Council, London, UK

2016 ARBORETUM – Exhibitions Centre, The National Memorial Arboretum, UK

2016 FOOTBALL ICONS – West Ham United Boardroom, Olympic Stadium, London


2014 THE FACE OF WW1 – BBC News, Imperial War Museum, UK

2012 PROJECT TOBONG – Arts Council & British Council Grants – Indonesia


2012 THE PEOPLE’S MONARCH – Gatwick Airport, Turner Contemporary, Towner Gallery, Rochester cathedral, BBC Television, UK


2011 HOME SWEET CARY – Cary Visual Art, North Carolina USA

2010 FRAME IT – Big & Small Project, Tate Britain, London, UK

2010 NO SUCH PLACE – Museum of London LAARC, London UK

2010 DEMENTIA – Westminster Arts & Central & Cecil, London, UK

2010 HACKNEY’S HERE! – Space Studios, London, UK

2008 STORY OF STRATFORD – Westfield & A New Direction, London, UK

2008 THE BIG PICTURE – Arts Council, BBC, West Midlands, UK

2008 FORCES & FILM – Creative Partnerships, London, UK

2008 YOU’RE THE BOSS – Chisenhale Gallery Education, London, UK

2007 WHAT HAUNTS YOU? –The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK

2007 SECRET GARDENS – Lu Feifei & Helen Marshall, Gao Brothers Art Center, Beijing, China

2007 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER – University of East London, UK

2007 UNTOLD – Dementia, Westminster Arts, London, UK

2007 BONPO – Stream/Independent Photography, Greenwich, London UK

2006 THE PEOPLES POPPY – Royal British Legion, Victoria Station Concourse London, UK

2006 MAKING SLOUGH HAPPY – BBC2 Primetime, Optomen Television, UK


2021 FORMAT21: CONTROL, Format Photography Festival, Derby, UK

2020 OUR STORY: PORTRAITS OF CHANGE, Union Station, Washington D.C, USA

2020 RAINBOWS FOR THE NHS, London Piccadilly Lights, UK

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON, London Piccadilly Lights, UK

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON, Times Square, New York, USA

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, USA

2019 THE PEOPLES MOON, ArtScience Museum, Singapore

2019 THE PEOPLE’S MOON, DG2019 – 12th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach, Florida, USA

2017 NIGHTFALL, DG2017 – 10th Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach, Florida, USA

2017 TRADITIONS – The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London, United Kingdom

2016 DRIVE THRU Q PARK – Level -3 , Cavendish Square, London, United Kingdom

2016 PROJECT TOBONG TOURING – Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, United Kingdom

2015 PROJECT TOBONG – Open 1, Open Eye Gallery, LiverpooL, United Kingdom

2014 PROJECT TOBONG – Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Malaysia


2013 PROJECT TOBONG – Delhi Photo Festival, India

2012 THE PEOPLES MONARCH TOURING – Gatwick Airport,Television British Broadcasting Corporation, Turner Contemporary, Towner Gallery, Rochester Cathedral, UK

2008 Reflex Gallery, Lu Feifei & Helen Marshall, Paris, France

2008 THE WALLS IN THREE PLACES – Dover, Charlton Arts Centre, United Kingdom

2008 IN FOCUS, WHAT HAUNTS YOU? – The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2007 Lu Feifei & Helen Marshall, Gao Brothers Art Center, Beijing, China

2007 SINCE, Gao Brothers Art Center, Beijing, China

2006 MISSMAO – Helen’s House, London, United Kingdom

CLOD ENSEMBLE – Extravagant Acts for Mature People, London, United Kingdom

2003 I AM A CURATOR – Perr Huttner, Chisenhale Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2002 NIKON Grand Prize Winner NPCI – Hong Kong, China Tour


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