London's Piccadilly Lights billboard showcases powerful images from Black Lives Matter marches

Photographer Misan Harriman captured faces, signs and more during recent social justice protests

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Jul 09, 2020

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The Piccadilly Lights, the iconic central London billboard, is devoting its space to a powerful compilation of photographs, famous quotations and signs carried in Black Lives Matter marches this summer.

The Lights, which are operated by Ocean Outdoor on behalf of Landsec, will feature photography by Misan Harriman of diversity-focused organziation What We Seee, captured at recent Black Lives Matter marches in London.

The showcase, which will run throughout July and August, opened with a 10 minute compilation featuring more than 120 images of people on marches together with famous quotations and Black Lives Matter messages. They include Roger and his daughter Juno; graphic design artist Chris; the dancer and actress Mette Towley; and England Under-21 hockey player Darcy Bourne who carries a sign asking: “Why is ending racism a debate?”

“As the most high-profile, iconic and public media channel, Piccadilly Lights has become the ‘nation’s noticeboard’ supporting culture and community,"  said Derek Manns, commercial media manager at Landsec. "As custodians of the Lights we’re pleased we can use the Lights as a platform to drive conversation and positive change.”


Jul 09, 2020
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