SPIRIT OF LEGENDS by Clare Newton
Largest collection of portraits of Paralympic heroes past and present
11 February – 13 May 2017
Spirit of Legends is a major photographic exhibition featuring the largest collection of Paralympic heroes past and present taken by London photographer and artist Clare Newton.
In a series of remarkable photographs Clare has created a new twist on athletes of the Paralympic games by setting them against backdrops from the magical stories of ancient Greece. These stories have captivated us for centuries and still reflect the wonders of human endeavour in today’s world. Paralympians are some of today’s heroes having overcome the unthinkable to win a place in history, yet few of us know who they are and what their incredible story is. Discover Clare’s inspiring journey to meet and photograph these heroes and find out the extraordinary undertakings that each athlete had to achieve in order to become a champion.
The portraits, many of which are life size, were originally displayed in Canary Wharf and with Stoke Mandeville’s connections to the Paralympics, we are delighted to have been working with Clare to display the collection in its entirety at the Museum. The exhibition opens on 11 February and runs until 13 May.