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In pictures: this award-winning photographer takes stunning portraits celebrating London's diversity

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It was three years ago that American-born photographer Peter Zelewski started approaching strangers in the street to take their portrait. Good thing they didn't mind: since then, one of those snaps picked up a major award, made its way onto the esteemed walls at National Portrait Gallery and is now part of his new book.

'People of London' is a stylish hardback of vibrant portraits where, even though the subjects strike a similar pose - looking straight to camera, semi-smiling or semi-frowning - they couldn't be more different and more London, representing all ages and backgrounds (well, except for the identical twins - he's managed to find loads).

As for highlights, there's obviously that top pic that won the Taylor Wessing Prize in 2015...

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

... but here's a few more of our favourites:

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

 

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

 

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

 

 

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

 

People of London by Peter Zelewski

Peter Zelewski

To see more photogenic Londoners, 'People of London' by Peter Zelewski is out now, published by Hoxton Mini Press

And the official book launch is on November 17 at Edgars, 30 Broadway Market, from 6.30-8.30pm.  

In more photography news, meet the photographer who's done her own version of Humans of New York.

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