'E20 12 Under Construction' is a photographic documentary project which combines large format minutely detailed aerial landscapes with arresting portraits of the workforce taken during the construction of the London 2012 Olympic site.

The aerial pictures were produced from 2009 – 2012 before the availability of commercial drones and push the visual language of satellite imaging, such as Google Earth. These photographs, shot from a helicopter, reveal a previously invisible perspective on the intricacy of the landscape and the overwhelming scale of its transformation.

Conversely, the pictures of workers show a snapshot demographic of Britain at the time, with unseen human faces of those involved in the construction of the site. These engaging portraits add a personal dimension to the depiction of the transformation, and offer a glimpse into the hidden stories of the Olympic Park.

By combining an aerial perspective with the view from the ground, Price’s photographs create a comprehensive, twofold narrative of the transformation of East London brought about by the Olympics. This alternative vision of the construction of the Olympic Park raises interesting questions about the scale and social impact of this mega-project. 

 

E20 12 Under Construction

Construction of the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony - London Stadium
PJ Walsh - Aquatics centre and waterpolo arena
Jagmindaid Singh - Hockey pitch
Andrew Leakey - Velodrome and outdoor cycle tracks
Jamie Thomas - BMX track
Media centre and warm up areas - Dean Thomas
River Lea parkland - Dudley Gunatunga
Mittal Orit - Rosemary Ogle
Practice tracks and Pudding Mill Lane station - Piotr Suyryk
2013 World Championship Athletics - London Stadium

E20 12 Under Construction

‘E20 12 Under Construction’ is a photographic documentary project which combines large format minutely detailed aerial landscapes with arresting portraits of the workforce taken during the construction of the London 2012 Olympic site.

The aerial pictures were produced from 2009 – 2012 before the availability of commercial drones and push the visual language of satellite imaging, such as Google Earth. These photographs, shot from a helicopter, reveal a previously invisible perspective on the intricacy of the landscape and the overwhelming scale of its transformation.

Conversely, the pictures of workers show a snapshot demographic of Britain at the time, with unseen human faces of those involved in the construction of the site. These engaging portraits add a personal dimension to the depiction of the transformation, and offer a glimpse into the hidden stories of the Olympic Park.

By combining an aerial perspective with the view from the ground, Price’s photographs create a comprehensive, twofold narrative of the transformation of East London brought about by the Olympics. This alternative vision of the construction of the Olympic Park raises interesting questions about the scale and social impact of this mega-project.

 

E20 12 Under Construction

PJ Walsh - Aquatics Centre and Waterpolo Arena

Jagmindaid Singh - Hockey pitch

Andrew Leakey - Velodrome and outdoor cycle tracks

Jamie Thomas - BMX track

Media centre and warm up areas - Dean Thomas

River Lea parkland - Dudley Gunatunga

Mittal Orit - Rosemary Ogle

Practice tracks and Pudding Mill Lane station - Piotr Suyryk

2013 World Championship Athletics - London Stadium