Local heroes - the portraits
The Local Heroes commission, as part of the Reading on Thames Festival, has documented in portrait people who have done something amazing for Reading. Those selected to have their portraits from among the many nominees represent the broad spectrum of Reading’s cultural, social and community life. Reviewing the nominations were Larry Watson from the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Mary Genis from CultureMix, and Steph Weller, Reading on Thames Festival Producer. The Local Heroes portraits were taken by commissioned photographer Salvo Toscano.
Victor Koroma and Cecily Mwaniki
Victor Koroma and Cecily Mwaniki were joint winners for their work with ACRE, particularly around the issue of FGM, and for their relentless campaigning for equality and fairness.