A timelapse movie of images taken by Manel Ortega at the Brighton leg of Portrait Salon ‘12… where the screen collapsed and the slideshow was projected onto the wall of the opposite building! Which looked great. Thanks to Jim and his sidekicks for all their hard work…
Tonight's the night!
Here we are… after a year of fundraising, marketing, gathering rejected images and putting this edition of the newspaper together, Portrait Salon 2012 will finally go public this evening, in four venues around the UK… Over the past 24 hours there has been quite a buzz on Twitter and other social media, and we’ve been featured on the wonderful Feature Shoot, run by Alison Zavos....
We are the 99%
One week to go… and everything’s coming together. The newspapers have arrived, flyers have been distributed, the live link up between the venues has been checked, and the slideshow is almost done. We’ve even had some press! We were very pleased to be featured in the Independent on Sunday last weekend; 3 double page spreads featuring a great article and ten images from our chosen...
A date for your diaries
Many thanks (again!) to all who submitted to Portrait Salon this year. We had an amazing 1,105 images submitted to us, from around 400 photographers, which is about twice as many as last year. We really appreciate your support. The selections have now been made and, if you did submit to us, you should have been notified of the decision today. To celebrate our second year the event is also getting...
Firstly, apologies for the massive lapse in blog posts. One of us disappeared for a month to South East Asia… and is only now getting back into the swing of things. Thank you so much to all those who submitted work to Portrait Salon 2012. We don’t have exact figures of how many images were submitted, but we received work from around 380 photographers, which is a huge increase on last...
portrait salon talks
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...
The National Portrait Gallery has recently announced its judges for this year’s Taylor Wessing Award, so we thought we’d announce ours. The point of Portrait Salon is not to show all the rejects, but to show the good images which don’t get a look in at the National Portrait Gallery. Last year, we selected the images with the help of Miranda Gavin, from Hotshoe magazine, but...
We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog recently, but we have been busy behind the scenes planning for Portrait Salon ‘12. Here’s a little update as to where we’re at. After the success of the inaugural Portrait Salon last year, we are planning the same again - only bigger and better! This time, we will have an all singing all dancing website, designed and built by Birch...
Many thanks to PhotoBookShow for making this short film of our newspaper. They are at Ffotogallery in Cardiff today, and will be in London next week - another opportunity to get your copy! http://www.photobookshow.co.uk/
2012 has kicked off nicely for Portrait Salon. Last Thursday we were invited to Open Eye in Liverpool to give a talk about the project and to show the projection. Open Eye Gallery has recently moved to a lovely new build near the Albert Docks in Liverpool, and we were excited to see the Richard Simpkin exhibition and see the space. This was the first time we talked about the project in public,...
For Sale on the web
Finally you can buy our newspaper anywhere you like! Portrait Salon ‘11 is available on the Internet, at Black Box Press: http://www.blackboxpress.co.uk/shop.php Enjoy!
Going Up North...
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: http://www.openeye.org.uk/events/portrait-salon-event/
Many people have been asking where they can buy a copy of Portrait Salon 11. Here is the definitive list: Silverprint: 12 Valentine Place, London, SE1 8QH Metro Imaging: 32 Great Sutton Street London EC1V 0NB Hotshoe Gallery: 29-31 Saffron Hill City of London EC1N 8SW Underground Gallery: Exit 9, Charing Cross Underground, The Strand, London WC2N 4HZG For those of you not in London,...
Our event at Roxy Bar and Screen on Wednesday was an overwhelming success. Many thanks to Jess and other members of staff at the Roxy and thank you all so much for coming! Pics on the slideshow below…
hot off the press
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.
Theatre of Light
Our first piece of press on the Theatre of Light blog (including a sneak peak of some images which will be in the projection. http://joannacresswell.tumblr.com/post/12453034049/forthcoming-event-portrait-salon-presents-an
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...
A Date for your Diaries
Portrait Salon is pleased to announce that we will be showing the best of the rejected portraits on 30 November, at the Roxy Bar and Screen on Borough High St. Put the date in your diaries! www.roxybarandscreen.com 128 - 132 Borough High St London SE1 1LB Nearest tubes: Borough and London Bridge.
Submissions are now closed for Portrait Salon. We have had loads of entries, from all parts of the world, and are looking forward to having a proper sift through them. If you submitted work, you will be notified by the end of October if you have been selected. Watch this space for details of the event; venue and time to be confirmed very soon!
Word is still spreading, and portraits are coming in thick and fast - today saw our first submission from as far away as Australia and Austin, Texas. Many, many thanks to all of you helping to spread the word. We have been featured on a number of blogs in the past few days, too… links below: Vignette Magazine:...
We feel very honoured to be mentioned on The Printspace blog today… where many of your rejected entries were printed, no doubt! http://www.theprintspace.co.uk/blog/protrait-salon/
We now have a deadline. We would like all submissions for Portrait Salon by 6pm on 30 September. Please email your rejected images, as jpgs with 1000 pixels on the longest edge, to firstname.lastname@example.org
What's in a Face? →
Miranda Gavin mentions Portrait Salon on the Hotshoe Blog, accompanying an interesting article about portraiture photography more generally. She features some great pics of people with pipes by Alan Powdrill: http://hotshoeblog.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/photo-portrait-news-portrait-salon-de-refuses-calls-for-portrait-prize-images-alan-powdrills-pipe-up-portraits-and-whats-in-a-face/#more-8614 We...
A Modern Day Salon des Refuses →
Many thanks to Katie Poole and the editors of the BJP for endorsing our project. Also thanks to Manuel Carpuso for letting us use his submitted image. http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/news/2106379/modern-day-salon-des-refuses
we've been blogged about! →
Many thanks to Wayne Ford who has featured Portrait Salon on his blog today. http://wayneford.posterous.com/portrait-salon-call-for-entries-87087
Portrait Salon is a form of Salon des Refusés - an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show - which has a long tradition as a fringe way of showcasing artists’ work that may otherwise go unseen. Devised by two portrait photographers, who are both based in London and are professionally involved in the city’s photographic community, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the...