Counting down: Greenwich Portraits 2017

Unveiling 14 more inspiring portraits on 23 May

Unveiling 14 more inspiring portraits on 23 May

After taking the university by storm last year, Greenwich Portraits is back with 14 new portraits to be revealed on 23 May.

The Greenwich Portraits project is a collection of stunning images by award-winning photographer Diane Patrice, who has photographed the likes of Rihanna and Amy Winehouse.

Spanning generations and academic disciplines the participants have all overcome challenges to achieve success. There is the man behind Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Games Workshop who is also a best-selling author, and the woman who is often described as the WG Grace of women’s cricket.

There are also recent graduates who have achieved global success within ten years of leaving university. They include a British-Nigerian actress who has made over 70 Nollywood films and set up her own social change foundation and a live music promoter who works with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. ​

These are just a few examples – so many Greenwich graduates have achieved outstanding international success, often from humble beginnings.

They’ve shared their stories with us to inspire our current and future student communities to show that nothing’s beyond the reach of a Greenwich student.

Building on the success of last year

Greenwich Portraits has won positive feedback from the university community since its launch last year and has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Award 2017 for best communications campaign. Results will be announced at the end of June.

“Building on the success of last year, we look at celebrating success in all its forms and overcoming challenges to be the best you can be.”

Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor

Professor David Maguire, Vice-Chancellor of the university says:

“Last year’s project, which included a Nobel Prize winner and an international music producer and grime artist, was a huge success and showcased the breadth and depth of the Greenwich student community.

“Building on the success of last year, we look at celebrating success in all its forms and overcoming challenges to be the best you can be.”

A permanent exhibition of this year’s participants will be displayed in the Stockwell Street reception from June onwards.

On location in Bathway, Woolwich with Nollywood Actress Uru Eke

This year’s project in numbers:

Female scientists
Media moguls
Gaming guru
Sporting legend
LGBT ambassadors
Fashion designer
Photographic artists
Disability advocates

Location. Location. Location.

Shot across five beautiful university locations, including the Greenwich campus, Medway campus, Bathway in Woolwich and the Students’ Union building near Greenwich Park, location plays a starring role in all our portraits.

Done! University of Greenwich Portrait! #ProudToBeGRE #TeamGreenwich

A post shared by Uru Eke (@urueke) on

By | 2017-05-14T19:34:56+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Greenwich Portraits|

About the Author:

Dan Stevens manages and maintains this website.

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.