British photographer Marc Wilson began his project in 2014, aiming to document the landscape of much of Europe marked by the tragedy of the Holocaust – starting in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930’s and finishing with the end of the Second World War in Europe in 1945.
There are nearly twenty thousand sites in Germany and in countries that the Germans occupied in the Second World War, where the Nazis and their collaborators systematically murdered nearly six million Jews and a huge number of people from other groups which they considered racially inferior, or for ideological and political reasons.

These sites are those of destroyed communities, ghettos, internment camps, transit camps, labour camps, sub camps, concentration camps and extermination camps, and incorporates the journeys to them, and the landscapes that surround them: sites where individual killings and slaughter on a mass scale took place. The numbers involved are almost beyond comprehension.

Marc’s project is currently in the early stages of production, having visited 17 locations in 3 countries, and with the ultimate aim to visit all 100 locations in 20 countries over a three-year period.  Metro is collaborating with Marc by providing print support as well as promoting the project to raise awareness and funding to complete the project, culminating in a large archive of imagery, print exhibition and a book.

Marc explains about the project: “my hope is that it will act as a document and archive to help both preserve the memories and retell the ‘story’ of these times for a new generation. With passing generations, memories are fading, and perhaps today – with the current refugee crisis in Europe – this subject is ever more important.”

Additionally, Marc is undertaking ‘Football Pitches’ – a small project whilst on the road in Europe, travelling from location to location, and producing archival C-type prints for sale online from his findings specifically to help fund ‘A Wounded Landscape.’

Marc elaborates: “this small ‘football pitches’ project is an antidote to the places I am photographing for ‘A Wounded Landscape’.  Not stadiums but the pitches in a field, often marked only by the existence of the goalposts. I am not going out of my way to find these. No hours of research like the main project, just the opportunity to ‘switch off’ for a very brief moment of respite, before continuing my journey again”.

Watch this space for updates on the project

For information about A Wounded Landscape
For details of how to donate or buy a print

Images © Marc Wilson

The culmination of a years worth of photographic artistry comes together in the exhibitions of the Second Edition of Life Framer photography award.  As a leading sponsor and supporter of the awards Metro is delighted to have produced the C Type prints and vinyl displays for the exhibition currently showing at the Menier Gallery in London.

The exhibition showcases the work from the 24 wining photographers and selected guests, each chosen by globally acclaimed judges across twelve months of diverse themes encompassing ‘Life’. Each theme was consciously abstract in order to create freedom and encourage creativity.

Life Framer is a photography award designed to source and showcase beautiful and honest photography from amateur, emerging and established photographers throwing the spotlight on talented photographers from all over the world.

Life Framer Award Edition III will open in March 2016, with 12 new themes and world-renowned judges plus another series of exciting global exhibitions.

The exhibition which has already toured to Los Angeles and Switzerland will continue its journey onto Rome in February.

London Exhibition
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London SE1 1RU
Exhibition dates: 7th -16th January 2016
Opening times: 11:00a, to 18:00pm (closed Sunday).

Rome Exhibition
Officine Fotografiche, Via Giuseppe Libetta, 1, 00154 Roma, Italy

Exhibition dates: 19th – 26th February 2016
Opening times: 11:00am to 18:00pm

Private View: Friday 19th January: 19:00-21:30pm

For more information about the awards and to view the winning images

Images ©
1. LF London by Tereza Cervenova
2. LF Paris by Thomas Morel-Fort

The highly anticipated Vogue 100: A Century of Style, exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery opens this week celebrating 100 years of cutting edge fashion, beauty and portrait photography by British Vogue.

Showcasing over 280 iconic images from the Condé Nast Archive and international collections the exhibition celebrates the vast range of photography commissioned by one of the most influential fashion magazines in the world since its launch in 1916.

Metro has been working closely with the Gallery’s curators and Project Team from the early stages of production of a large number of the modern exhibition prints. Production has been extensive and we are thrilled to have printed C-Type, Giclée and fibre based black and white images, produced LED lightboxes, as well as mounting and framing a large number of the modern prints – resulting in one of the most comprehensive exhibitions Metro has recently worked on.

Steve Macleod, Metro’s Director comments, “With nearly forty years experience and an unrivalled reputation for quality of service, Metro Imaging could confidently undertake such an important and seminal exhibition as Vogue 100.

“Through relationships developed over years with both the National Portrait Gallery and many of the contributing photographers, Metro has utilised all of its services – some unique to the company, to help produce what will be culturally one of the most important exhibitions in the UK this year.”

Curated by Robin Muir, a Contributing Editor to British Vogue and designed by designer Patrick Kinmonth, the exhibition is set to be an immersive and imaginative journey through the greatest moments in the history of British Vogue.

For more details about the exhibition
To book tickets in advance for the exhibition, or call 0303 123 7344
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HEExhibition dates: 11th February – 22nd May 2016, Sponsored by LEON MAX
Opening times: Everyday: 10.00am–6.00pm
(Gallery closure commences at 17.50)
Late Night Opening: Thursday & Friday: 10.00am–9.00pm
(Gallery closure commences at 20.50)
Admission charges:
Standard tickets: Adult £17/Concessions £15.50
Tickets with donation: Adult £19/Concessions £17.50The exhibition will also be on display at Manchester Art Gallery from 24th June – 30th October 2016Images © Vogue 100: A Century of Style is at the
National Portrait Gallery, London, from 11 February – 22 May 2016, sponsored by Leon Max

1. Linda Evangelista by Patrick Demarchelier, 1991 © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd
2. Claudia Schiffer in Paris by Herb Ritts, 1989 © Herb Ritts Foundation/Trunk Archive3. Anne Gunning in Jaipur by Norman Parkinson, 1956 © Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive