11 August 2014
Exhibitions, Industry news
Portrait Salon is now in it’s fourth year. For the first time, it will be exhibiting prints which have been submitted to and rejected by the Taylor Wessing/NPG Photographic Portrait Prize, in an exhibition which will tour the UK.
It will launch a new publication and projection on 6 November at London's Four Corners and in Brighton in association with Miniclick. The print exhibition will also open at White Cloth Gallery Leeds on the same date and then tour to the following locations:
- 6 November – 27 November; White Cloth Gallery, Leeds
- 4 December – 3 January 2015; Fuse Art Space, Bradford.
- 9 January – 9 February; Oriel Colwyn Gallery, North Wales.
- February (dates tbc); Napier University, Edinburgh."
Venues in Birmingham and Bristol will also host the exhibition in 2015.
Portrait Salon will open for submissions on 14 August and images can be submitted digitally, at no cost, via the website - www.portraitsalon.co.uk - until 21 September.
The selectors for 2014 will be Christiane Monarchi (editor of Photomonitor), Emma Taylor (Creative Advice Network), and photographer Martin Usbourne (Hoxton Mini Press).
Portrait Salon was founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins in 2011 as a response to the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. A form of Salon des Refusés - an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – it aims to showcase the best of the rejected images from the prize, which is organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery.
It is supported by METRO Imaging, Stanley’s Post, Lucid Rep, HERO Productions, Williamson Carson Ltd and Creative Advice Network.
The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the world, attracting entrants from professionals and amateurs alike. Last year 5,410 images were submitted to the prize, and only 60 were chosen to be in the exhibition. We seek to show the best of the rest.