Women making the London Olympics at the Museum of London Docklands
29 April 2010
Women Making the London Olympics is an inspiring display of images by renowned photographer Janie Airey being exhibited at the Museum of London Docklands.
The 12 photographs on display, specially commissioned by London Assembly member Jennette Arnold, celebrate the work of women on the construction of the London Olympic site.
The striking portraits cover a range of activities across the Lea Valley site - from ecology to plumbing - and encapsulate the legacy that the Olympic Games will deliver London’s women. Following the display, these images will be taken into Museum of London Docklands collections for future generations of Londoners. A limited edition of 75 calendars has been produced from the photographs and will be auctioned to raise money for the Helen Bamber Foundation.
Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell officially opened the display. She was joined at the launch by the photographer Janie Airey, founder of the UK based human-rights foundation Helen Bamber (Helen Bamber Foundation), Jennette Arnold and the 12 women featured in the photographs.