Portrait Salon: Eighth Edition


Metro Imaging is proud to continue it’s ongoing partnership and support for Portrait Salon 2018. This year, the eighth edition of Portrait Salon will not only be showcasing a selection of rejected work from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize but will also include rejections from The British Journal of Photography’s Portrait of Britain competition.

Portrait Salon aims to question the place of competitions within the photographic industry, and their role in determining current trends. By accepting these rejected submissions, the intention is to show that there is top quality photography not getting the exposure it deserves.

For this year’s competition, there were no judges: the final selection for Portrait Salon 2018 was completely made by the public. After the submission deadline on September 14th 2018, all entries were available to see via the Portrait Salon website, allowing two weeks for the public to vote for their preferred image. The ones with the most votes would win the chance to be part of the Portrait Salon 2018 exhibition. Over 15,000 votes were placed, with a final selection of 52 portraits.  You can read how Tom Hole at Stirtingale crunched the numbers here.

The selected 52 portraits will be projected in the exhibition at Peckham Levels, with a clear indication of which images have been rejected from the Taylor Wessing Prize and which from Portrait of Britain. Accompanying this will be a very special publication designed by Stanley James Press.


Exhibition Details:

27th November, 6.30 to 10.30pm.

Level 5, Peckham Levels
Peckham Town Centre Car Park
95A Rye Lane
London, SE15 4ST.


Images ©
  1. Simon Bray – John.
  2. Anneleen Lindsay – Caroline at the Back Door