Portrait Salon was founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins in 2011 as a response to the Taylor Wessing Photographic 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 Taylor Wessing Prize, which is organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery in London. The NPG Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize is one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the world, attracting entrants from professionals and amateurs alike.
This year Portrait Salon will be exhibiting a selected number of prints in an outdoor location. This year’s selection will be made by artist Julie Cockburn.
We’ll release details of the location very soon but for now the key dates to remember are;
- August 4th. Portrait Salon opens for online submissions.
- September 11th. Portrait Salon submission window closes.
- October 6th. Portrait Salon notifies photographers of selection decision.
- November 16th. Portrait Salon outdoor exhibition night.