Helen Marshall is a visual artist based in London, United Kingdom. Her practice is rooted in photography and social practice and manifests itself through public engagement and interactive installations. Often situated outside the gallery her portfolio has included commissions for The National Memorial Arboretum, BBC Television, Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery and Canary Wharf Group. Her work has also been exhibited in museums, public galleries and is held in private and public collections.

In 2016 she set up The People’s Picture as a stand alone platform for her photo mural work and commissions. The People’s Picture combines thousands of photographs to tell a story, commemorate an important occasion or bring attention to important social issues. The work can be found in a diverse range of locations including television, cathedrals, homes, museums, stations, airports and on the street.




2016 EYE ON THE ROAD, Southwark Council, London, United Kingdom

REMEMBRANCE ARTWORK, National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, United Kingdom

JUBILEE PARK, Canary Wharf Group, London, United Kingdom

2014 THE FACE OF WW1, BBC Television British Broadcasting Corporation, London, United Kingdom

2012 THE PEOPLES MONARCH, BBC Television British Broadcasting Corporation, United Kingdom

2011 HOME SWEET CARY, Cary Visual Art, North Carolina, United States

2010 FRAME IT, Big & Small Project, Tate Britain, London, United Kingdom

HACKNEY’S HERE! Space Studios, London, United Kingdom

STORY OF STRATFORD, Two year Residency, Westfield & A New Direction, United Kingdom

2008 THE BIG PICTURE, Arts Council, BBC, West Midlands, United Kingdom

2007 WHAT HAUNTS YOU? The Photographers’ Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2006 ROSETTA LIFE, Two year Residency, Royal Free Hospital & Hospices, 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, United Kingdom

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

The Walls in Three Places, Dover, Charlton Arts Centre, United Kingdom

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

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

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






BBC National News – 2014

BBC World Service – 2014

BBC Regional News – 2013


METRO – 2013


BBC News – 2012

Daily Mirror -2012

CNN News – 2010

Nikon – Japan – 2003

BBC News – 2008 The Big Picture

Reuters Pictures 2008 – The Big Picture

The Times 2008 – The Big Picture

The Sun 2008 – The Big Picture

BBC Collective – 2006 – Miss Mao review

BBC Radio 4 – 2006 – Today Programme Listen Again – Gao Brothers & Helen Marshall

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