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Portrait Salon 2015: The Fifth Year

03 August 2015
Initially set up in 2011 to celebrate and promote the rejected images from the world-renowned Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, Portrait Salon 2015 is bigger and more inclusive than previous years.  

Every entrant to Portrait Salon 2015 will this year have the opportunity to have one print selected from the portraits they have had rejected by the 2015 Taylor Wessing competition.  The resulting exhibition will take place in London in November 2015.

Visitors to the print exhibition will be able to vote on their favourite three portraits and the three most popular photographers will be able to choose from the following prizes: a bespoke 1-1 session with our expert technicians here at Metro Imaging, a portfolio review with Lucid Representation Photographic Agency, a full days retouching at Stanley’s Post,  and a career advice session with Creative Advice Network.

There will also be a collaboration event with Miniclick and Portrait Salon during a ‘The Heart Grows Fonder’ event at The Embassy Tea Gallery that will include all the portraits selected in this year’s Portrait Salon. Participants will have the chance to create their own, unique Portrait Salon ‘zine’.

Metro is also involved by offering open days for collection and drop of off images involved in Portrait Salon 2014 and 2015. See below for all dates and information.

10th - 21st August: Portrait Salon 2014 Collection weeks at Metro*
13th August - 20th September: Portrait Salon 2015 Online Submissions open
9th – 13th November: Portrait Salon 2015 Drop off week at Metro**
19th November: Portrait Salon 2015 Exhibition open at Embassy Tea Gallery
21st November: Portrait Salon 2015 +Miniclick event

*Please note when collecting last year’s images - they will be flat packaged not rolled in tubes having been mounted for the 2014 exhibition.
Metro can package and deliver work to those who can't come in to collect, at normal dispatch prices. Please email enquiries with your name, print size and address.

**Metro collection and drop-off weeks will be available during normal working hours only:
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm

February: Portrait Salon 2015 Exhibition at The Reminders Photography Stronghold Gallery in Tokyo where it will be part of a project called ‘I/Land’ in association with Miniclick and photography curator and editor Yumi Goto.

Additionally there will be a new publication this year which will look back at the past 4 years of Portrait Salon.

For information about Portrait Salon & for submissions

The Embassy Tea Rooms, 195-205 Union Street, London SE1 0LN

Images ©

2014: James Blite,
2013: Clare Hewitt,
2012: Jean-Marc Caimi
2011: Nick Dolding

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