23 Nov 2017 - 07 Dec 2017
Portrait Salon 2017
23 November – 7 December, Ravensbourne Atrium
Portrait Salon was founded by Carole Evans and James O Jenkins in 2011 as a response to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize organised by the National Portrait Gallery. 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, one of the most prestigious art prizes in the world.
This year’s selector for Portrait Salon was artist Julie Cockburn, who said of the process; “As an artist who looks at, and works with portraits everyday, I thought that selecting from the submissions to Portrait Salon would be a straight forward process, but it was one of the hardest things I have done, testing me, educating me and touching me in ways I had not expected. There was something compelling about each photo, each person depicted, but I found myself drawn to particular things. I chose ultimately those pictures that introduced me to someone I would be intrigued to meet”.
This year, the work is printed directly onto wooden panels by Metro Imaging, using their Direct to Media service. Portrait Salon 17 launched in London Fields on 16 November, and will be on display in the Atrium at Ravensbourne from 23 November – 7 December.
Carole Evans is Associate Senior Lecturer in Contextual Studies at Ravensbourne.
The exhibition is on public view from 10am - 8pm, Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm on Saturday. Closed on Sunday.