The Sitting

A short documentary film commissioned by the Foundling Museum to document a landmark project for which five major artists created five major portraits of five sitters – former pupils of the Foundling Hospital. The film also records the sitters experience of being raised by the hospital from an early age. The film is on display as a permanent exhibition alongside the portraits within the Foundling Museum.

Director & editor: Gilly Booth, Director of photography: Anthony Lucas, Line producer: Louis Mealing, Project manager: Laura House, Composer: Max Richter, Graphic design: Hat-trick.

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Film still, Mahtab Hussain photographing John Caldicott

Link to film

Film stills

Artists Ingrid Pollard, David Moore, Jillian Edelstein and Wolfgang Tilson with sitters Ruth Amberly, Henry Grainger and Lydia Carmichael.