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Portrait Salon calls for submissions!

September 7, 2012

This year the National Portrait Gallery received 5.340 images from 2.352 photographers. They have selected only 60 images to exhibit, leaving many excellent works unseen. Portrait Salon believes that out of 5,280 images, there must be some excellent work that deserves to be seen!

Photo credit: Portrait Salon, Carole Evans

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 Carole Evans and James O Jenkins, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize. We figure that, out of the 6000+ rejected entries, there are excellent portraits which deserve to be seen.

The Portrait Salon submission page is open till the 21st of September, and will be showing the selected work at a projection and newspaper launch in November. To submit your work, click here.

Good luck to all entrants!

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