Portrait Salon


July is going to be a busy month for us, as we have been invited to give two talks, either end of the country…

First up is the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, on Saturday 21 July. The event forms part of the gallery’s Alternative Camera Club; we will talk about how the Salon started, our motivations, inspirations, and plans for the coming years, and we will show the selection from last year. The gallery has a big exhibition of West African Art on display, and the most exciting (and humbling!) thing about our talk is that it follows a talk by the great James Barnor. Worth a trip on two accounts!

Then, on Monday 23 July we will be down in Brighton for one of the Miniclick talks. For this event, we have invited five photographers featured in 2011 to come and talk about their work. Julia Johnson, Jean-Luc Brouard, Adrian Nettleship, Nicola Tree and Ben Gold will each give a little introduction to their practice, and there will also be a chance to hear about how Portrait Salon came about and to see the projection from last year. You can read more about the photographers on the Miniclick blog.