Funny Faces launches

6 December 2011

Photo of Jimmy Carr

Photographer Paul Heneker has launched an exhibition and auction for Shelter, featuring portraits of famous faces from the world of comedy.

Funny Faces features a collection of 48 portraits of performers from all areas of comedy, from newcomers to household names, including Jimmy Carr, Al Murray, Simon Pegg, Omid Djalili and Simon Bird.

Each portrait will be signed by the performer, and is a limited edition of just one.

The exhibition will be on show at the Strand Gallery in London from 6 – 17 December 2011, with the photos on sale from 6pm on 7 December via a charity ebay auction at

Bidding will close on 17 December.

Visitors to the gallery will also have the opportunity to buy a limited edition print of their favourite photograph, signed by the photographer, for £30. Proceeds from all sales at the exhibition will go to Shelter.

Paul says: ‘I have always been a huge fan of comedy of all genres, and the faces and expressions of the performers are always a major part of the overall act.  Being able to capture some of them and work with such amazing people has been a great honour, especially for such a good cause as Shelter.’

Find out more

Find out more about the exhibition and see a gallery of the photos on Paul’s website.

For further information about this event, contact Shelter’s events team on or 0844 515 2109.

©All photos by Paul Heneker.