Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait of Britain 2018 Shortlist

Portrait of Britain is presented by British Journal of Photography. Photographer Rory Lewis portrait of British Army Soldier Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny. Captured for Soldiery (British Army Portraits), has been shortlisted from 16000 entries.

 

The portrait will feature in the Portrait of Britain book, available from Amazon. The portrait was also acquired by the National Portrait Gallery last year. Deborah is a testament, to bravery and the changing face of Britain reflecting diversity and the richness of the Nation.

Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny London Portrait Photographer Rory Lewis, Military British Army

Over the past three years, British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain award has gone from strength to strength. Originally conceived in 2016 in response to Brexit, the nationwide exhibition has flourished into a celebration of the many faces of modern Britain, reflecting the unique diversity of our country and its contemporary photographic talent.

 

British Army Soldier, Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny Portrait Acquired by National Portrait Gallery London

National Portrait Gallery Rory Lewis PhotographerWe are pleased to announce that a portrait of British Army Soldier  Warrant Officer Class 2 Deborah Penny captured by Rory Lewis Photographer November 2017 in London, has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery London. Deborah serving 30 years in the British Army’s Royal Logistic Corps as a Bomb disposal expert; made Army history as the first transgender Soldier to serve in the front line. The Portrait captured as part of Rory Lewis Exhibition Soldiery British Army Portraits, represents Lewis’s SEVENTH National Portrait Gallery Acquisition.

 

“The British Army is a wonderfully diverse organisation and I’m pleased that my portrait has helped to recognise a true British Army Hero. Deborah will take her rightful place in the National Portrait Gallery’s perminant collection.”

Rory Lewis

 

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and …to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media. It is an absolute honour to have SEVEN of my Portraits included in the collection.


 (Rory Lewis)

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