A TV camera goes live and the person sat behind a desk, usually centre of frame, starts reading the evening’s news.

They inform those watching, sometimes in the millions, of the latest news. It is information that might change a life or someone else's. But who is that person seconds before they appear on screen?

‘One Minute To Go…’ captures Britain’s most high profile TV news presenters  in the seconds before they go live.

‘One Minutes To Go’ explores issues around role-playing, objectivity and intersects portraiture and documentary photography, to capture the decisive moment a news reader switches from being alone in a room to having millions of eyes watching.

The stories the presenters were about to read have been deliberately omitted.

  • The image Martine Croxall was a finalist in the 2014 National Portrait Prize Taylor Wessing photography prize at the National Portrait Gallery, London
  • A solo exhibition of the project is to be shown at The Gallery at the Hospital Club, London in Februrary 2018