27 July 2015
Portrait Salon is now in it’s fifth year and to celebrate it will be exhibiting one print from every photographer that submitted to and was rejected by the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
The print exhibition will open at 6.30pm on 19th November 2015 at The Embassy Tea Gallery in London and will be accompanied by a new publication looking back at the past 4 years of Portrait Salon. Every photographer that enters Portrait Salon will have one print selected from the portraits they have had rejected by the 2015 Taylor Wessing Prize.
Visitors to the print exhibition will be able to vote on their favourite 3 portraits and the selected photographers will be able to choose from a portfolio review with Lucid Representation Photographic Agency, a full days retouching at Stanley’s Post, a bespoke 1-1 session at Metro Imaging and a portfolio review and career advice session with Creative Advice Network.
On Saturday, 21 November, Portrait Salon will be collaborating with Miniclick for a ‘The Heart Grows Fonder’ event at The Embassy Tea Gallery that will include all the portraits selected in this year’s Portrait Salon. Participants will have the chance to create their own, unique Portrait Salon ‘zine’.
In February 2016 the Portrait Salon selection will travel to The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo where it will be part of a collaborative project called ‘I / Land’ in association with Miniclick and photography curator and editor Yumi Goto.
Submissions open via the website on 13 August and entries will cost £7.99 per photographer. While remaining not-for-profit, we have taken the step to charge a minimal fee to cover our costs of exhibition spaces in London and Tokyo and the accompanying publication.
Portrait Salon would not exist without the guidance of sponsors: Metro Imaging, Stanley’s Post, Lucid Rep, Hero Productions and Creative Advice Network.
Image: © Juliana Johnston / juliana-johnston.squarespace.com