Under London  was the cover story for the February 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine

Under London was the cover story for the February 2016 issue of National Geographic magazine

For 2000 years London has buried evidence of itself in archaeological layers which are continually being discovered beneath the growing city’s streets. The Museum of London has the world’s largest collection of artefacts. Given permission to select from any of these five million objects I wanted to return them to the streets where they were found - a kind of unearthing. Inspired by the new Crossrail (a kind of second, deeper London Underground currently nearing completion,) I wanted to portray the city’s wide character but also lift up the layers of history that lie beneath the pavements. The street becomes the museum gallery and the objects I chose become an arc back across two millennia


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