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.
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.
The venues are:
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