Peter Capaldi, David Tennant, John Hurt and Jenna Coleman are just some of the 60 celebrities captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts in his Save the Arctic public photography exhibition.
The exhibition features a collection of stars all wearing a Vivienne Westwood’s Save the Arctic t-shirt. It is situated in London Underground’s Waterloo Station where it takes over of the entire advertising space along escalators running up to the London HQ of the oil company Shell, which is due to start drilling in the Arctic this month, and which Greenpeace is campaigning against.
Peter Capaldi talked about why he supported the campaign
We know this planet is a fragile one. Yet we stand and watch as the Arctic shrinks. We watch the home of Polar bears and whales and walruses disappear before our eyes. The time has come to stop watching. We must act.John Hurt, who played The War Doctor in the 50th Anniversary story added
The Arctic is one of the last great pristine ecosystems, a safe haven for endangered species and home to Indigenous Peoples whose lifestyle has survived in harmony with nature for thousands of years. This is now all under threat. It’s time to act.Other Doctor Who actors taking part include Kylie Minogue, Olivia Colman, Simon Pegg, Lily Cole and Maisie Williams who has been signed up for Series 9.
Greenpeace UK’s Executive Director John Sauven said:
Behind the 60 famous faces in this collection, there are millions more rising up to demand Arctic protection. The global movement to defend the Arctic is snowballing – with seven million people already calling for its protectionThe exhibition runs in the Waterloo Underground station, York Road exit, until Sunday 26 July.