Face Forward

A huge public art exhibition of Blau’s large-scale black and white portraits installed on housing redevelopment hoardings, FACE FORWARD featured as part of both Photo London and the London Festival of Architectures’ Public Programmes, as well as on Robert Elm’s ‘Round Your Manor’ on BBC Radio London.

The dedicated Face Forward website designed by Mike Hartley at bigflannel can be viewed here.

“I saw an exciting opportunity to make a series of visual interventions in the public realm which would focus on the most important group affected by Westminster City Council’s regeneration plans in North Marylebone, London, where I live. I wanted to create an environment where local people visually occupied their own streets, and had a crucial visible presence in the changing townscape of their neighbourhood, reflecting and championing how integral they are to the area’s past, present and future as it undergoes a huge transformation.”  – Emma Blau


“Brilliant concept and beautifully executed.” Hannah Watson, Director, TJ Boulting Gallery & Trolley Books
“I love these pictures so much! I walk past them 3 or 4 times a week on the way to work and they are beautiful, funny & curious. Even better that they reflect the community where the work is being done.” Caroline, Exhibition Visitor

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