Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Portrait Salon

In 2011, Carole Evans and James O Jenkins started Portrait Salon, a Salon des Refuses aiming to show the best of the rejected works from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize. In previous years the Salon existed as a newspaper and a one off projection event, but this year the they will also reside in the Four Corners Gallery in Bethnal Green for a week.

I am proud to have been part of the sponsorship team for the last two years and last night attended the launch in London, it was a great night with some stunning work on show.
With simultaneous projections of the submitted work in five different cities: London, Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Brighton it was great to see the photographic community come together to celebrate in such great numbers.

And tomorrow, November the 14th, there will be a panel discussion on the nature of photography competitions at the Four Corners Gallery featuring Steve Macleod from Metro Imaging, Eleanor McNair from MediaSpace and photographer Harry Borden. A must see!

The 2013 Portrait Salon press release can be found here.

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