1. 100 years on
The First World War may no longer be living history but it remains an important part of our past to which many of us still feel a close connection. Each year people wear the poppy, attend remembrance services and pause for the two minutes’ silence, commemorations all originally created to mark the conflict of 1914-1918.
As part of the WW1 centenary season, BBC Local Radio commissioned an artwork to capture the spirit of collective commemoration one hundred years on. Featuring over 30,000 faces from across the UK alongside the portraits of men and women who lived through the conflict 100 years ago, this is an image of remembrance for a new century.
3. Creating a picture of remembrance
Next came the task of assembling the photographs into the finished artwork. Alongside audience portraits and submissions, the artwork also features original First World War photographs sourced from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.
4. The Face of WW1
Explore the faces of commemoration this centenary year, starting with Private James Beaney, a plumber's mate from Putney who signed up in 1914 but died at the Somme in 1916.
5. Representing the many
How can one memorial communicate loss of life on such a huge scale?