Portrait Salon, or the Salon des Refusés in UK

I’m honoured to make part of the Portrait Salon as one of the selected art-photographers in this year’s event.

Portrait Salon was founded as a response to the Taylor Wessing 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 prize, which is organised annually by the National Portrait Gallery.

Portrait of André by ©Gonzalo Bénard

This year, Portrait Salon received 1,100 images from almost 400 photographers. In order to keep the selection fresh, the PS invited three members of the photography industry to make its final selection. Karen Newman from Open Eye Gallery, Hat Margolies from Lucid Rep, and photographer Dan Burn-Forti have chosen a range of photographs which they believe represents contemporary photography today. These selected images, including Gonzalo Bénard‘s “Portrait of André”, will be shown as a projection which will occur simultaneously in four venues across the UK on the evening of 29 November.

Portrait of Hleb by ©Gonzalo Bénard

The venues are:

LONDON: Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 – 132 Borough High St, London, SE1 1LB
LEEDS: White Cloth Gallery, 24 – 26 Aire Street, Leeds, LS1 4HT
CARDIFF: Third Floor Gallery. 102 Bute St, Cardiff, CF10 5AD
BRIGHTON: Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, 9-12 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL ( this event is hosted by Miniclick)
The second edition of the Portrait Salon newspaper will be available to buy on the night, and the final selection will be on the website from 30 November.
Portrait Salon was founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins.
email: info@caroleevans.co.uk
website: www.portraitsalon.co.uk
follow us: @portrait_salon

Portrait of Jorge by ©Gonzalo Bénard