2019 sees the ninth edition of Portrait Salon. This year we’re accepting rejected work from the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The Taylor Wessing Prize received 3,700 submissions from 1,611 photographers.
Portrait Salon exists to question the place of competitions within the photographic industry, and their role in determining current trends. By accepting submissions which have been rejected from the NPG Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize our intention is to show that there is excellent photography which doesn’t always get selected. We try to show the best of the rest and offer photographers another platform.
Portrait Salon 2019 is now open for submissions and photographers will be able to upload their rejected work via the Portrait Salon website until September 27th.
The selected images (chosen by Peter Dench) will be shown at The Royal Photographic Society in Bristol from November 21st to 24th. The photographs will then be shown at Photo North Festival in Harrogate from November 30th to December 2nd.
Our key dates:
August 21st to September 27th – Portrait Salon submission window open via our website.
October – selected photographers notified.
November 21st to 24th – Portrait Salon at The RPS, Bristol.
November 30th to December 2nd – Portrait Salon at Photo North Festival, Harrogate.
Thanks for listening.