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Chain reaction: mayor photo goes on display

04 September, 2020

Islington’s mayor Rakhia Ismail. Photo: Rosalind Furlong

A PHOTOGRAPH taken of Islington’s mayor Rakhia Ismail has won a national competition, and will now be on display across the city.

The picture above, taken by Rosalind Furlong, shows the mayor laughing in her full regalia, and was one of 100 winners of 1854 Media’s and the British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain 2020 competition.

It will be exhibited in train stations, shopping centres and bus stops on digital screens.

Cllr Ismail, thought to be the first London mayor to wear a hijab, said she was “delighted” with the news.


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