Document Scotland presents Portrait Salon 2013
Join Document Scotland as they present Portrait Salon 2013, a projection and publication launch of rejected work from the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at Stills Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday the 12th November from 6.30pm.
It looks certain to be an entertaining evening of great photography, beers and conversation – what more could you want?! There will also be a live link up to the several simultaneous Portrait Salon events being held all over the UK in London, Leeds, Brighton and Cardiff.
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 in 2011, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize.
This year, Portrait Salon received almost 1,000 images from 330 photographers from around the world. The three selectors, photographer Abbie Trayler-Smith, Harry Hardie from HERE Press, and Jim Stephenson from Miniclick Talks, had a hard time making their selection.
Both the Document Scotland Seeing Ourselves newspaper will be on sale as will the brand new Portrait Salon newspaper.
Entry is free but they ask that you please book to reserve your place here.