Metro is excited to be sponsoring Portrait Salon 2016
, a form of Salon des Refuges that showcases the best of the rejected images from the prestigious annual National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize
(NPGTWPP) Metro’s Director, Steve Macleod assisted Portrait Salon founders, James O Jenkins and Carole Evans in making the selection of images for the exhibition which represents the breadth of contemporary photographic portraiture that was entered and rejected by the NPG.
A small exhibition featuring a selection of portraits will be taking place in Metro’s FoH Gallery along with other Clerkenwell based businesses and shops as the organisers seek to show the work of photographers to as many new audiences as possible.
A map of the participating locations will be included in a publication which accompanies the exhibition launching at the J&A Café
on 17th November along with a slideshow of every portrait entered to Portrait Salon 2016 on show in our FOH Gallery.
Additionally this year a Portrait Salon Symposium is taking place. Providing visitors with a variety of opportunities to network:
Drop-in Portfolio Review
: Emma Taylor from Creative Advice Network
, Kate Myers and Helena Bullivant from HERO Productions
, Carole Evans founder of Portrait Salon
and Hat Margolies Director of Lucid Representation
: HERO Productions, Creative Advice Network and photographer Paul Plews
The panel will discuss what options are available to photographers to help ease the workload.
: Christiane Monarchi founder and editor of Photomonitor
and one of the judges of this year's NPGTWPP and a Portrait Salon judge in 2014 and Steve Macleod, one of this year's Portrait Salon judges discuss the nature of photographic competitions, the judging process and how to make your work stand out.