Portrait Salon

for sale

Many people have been asking where they can buy a copy of Portrait Salon 11. Here is the definitive list:

Silverprint: 12 Valentine Place, London, SE1 8QH

Metro Imaging: 32 Great Sutton Street  London EC1V 0NB

Hotshoe Gallery: 29-31 Saffron Hill  City of London EC1N 8SW

Underground Gallery: Exit 9, Charing Cross Underground, The Strand, London WC2N 4HZG

For those of you not in London, Portrait Salon will soon be available on various sites on the web. We are still ironing out details but as soon as they’re up and running we’ll let you know.

Meanwhile, Wayne Ford is giving away eight copies of the paper from his blog. For details on how to win a copy, see here: http://wayneford.posterous.com/new-blog-post-portrait-salon-newspaper-giveaw

thank you

Our event at Roxy Bar and Screen on Wednesday was an overwhelming success. Many thanks to Jess and other members of staff at the Roxy and thank you all so much for coming!

Pics on the slideshow below…

hot off the press

Yesterday we spent an amazing day at the printers, watching our first Portrait Salon newspaper come off the press. It will be available to purchase on Wednesday at Roxy Bar and Screen, for a mere £2…. don’t miss it!


Here is our e-invite, featuring a portrait by Paul Statham and designed by Birch Studio Ltd. Feel free to lift this off here and blog it, email it, shout about it from the roof tops… let’s have a big party on the 30th.

Miranda Gavin on the selection process and the her reaction to the submissions

This quote from Miranda Gavin, on the selection process and the her reaction to the submissions, will appear in the press release which will be out very shortly!

“Looking through the rejected entries has been an eye opener – it was a rare chance to see some of the images that are discarded, to ponder the question of portraiture in the 21st century, and to discover some top-notch portraits to boot. The National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 is a prestigious international prize, however, there is a lack of feedback given to entrants and it was surprising to find that there is some confusion as to what constitutes a portrait – many images simply didn’t fit the criteria. Portrait Salon is a new venture and should be viewed as a positive addition to the photo competition arena as all entrants are being given another chance to get their work seen on screen and in print at no extra cost.”

A Date for your Diaries

Portrait Salon is pleased to announce that we will be showing the best of the rejected portraits on 30 November, at the Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High St. Put the date in your diaries!


128 – 132 Borough High St

Nearest tubes: Borough and  London Bridge.

Submissions are now closed

Submissions are now closed for Portrait Salon.

We have had loads of entries, from all parts of the world, and are looking forward to having a proper sift through them. If you submitted work, you will be notified by the end of October if you have been selected.

Watch this space for details of the event; venue and time to be confirmed very soon!