The Story of Portrait Salon

21 November 2019

18:30 - 20:00

RPS House
337 Paintworks
Bath Road
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 316 4452

General AdmissionFree 

Find out more about the story of Portrait Salon with James O Jenkins and Carole Evans.

Portrait Salon was founded in 2011 by two photographers; James O Jenkins and Carole Evans as a response to the large amount of rejected images from the annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize hosted by the National Portrait Gallery. At the time, the prize would receive around 6000 images, from which they only showed 60. Portrait Salon was set as a salon des refusés, to give exposure to the 99% of entries which didn’t get shown.

Now in their ninth year, James and Carole will reflect on Portrait Salon’s journey; how the photography market has changed, the nature of competitions and their place in a photographer’s career. They will discuss their observations on trends which have changed over the decade, and reflect upon the place of Portrait Salon within the photography industry.

This event is free but as tickets are limited we ask that you book a seat. The talk will last for around an hour including questions.  The event coincides with the launch of Portrait Salon 2019 and a pop-up exhibition (admission free) at RPS House which runs from 21-28 November.

Image: © Izzy de Wattripont

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