We are very excited to have been invited to present the Portrait Salon slideshow at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool. The event is on 26 January, and we will also be giving a talk. More info here:
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!
The printing of the first Portrait Salon 11 newspaper
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.
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.”