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.
Portrait Salon exists to question the place of competitions within the photographic industry and to provide another opportunity and platform for photographers.
Portrait Salon 2019 is now open for submissions (via this website) until 27th September. A selection will then be made that will be exhibited at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol from 21st to 28th November. The selection will then be exhibited at the Photo North Festival in Harrogate from 30th November to 2nd December.
Portrait Salon 2019 key dates.
August 21st to September 27th. Submission window.
October. Selected photographers notified.
November 21st – 28th. Exhibition at The Royal Photographic Society.
November 30th – December 2nd. Exhibition at Photo North Festival.