National Portrait Gallery (UK) Contest

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  1. david b

    david b Member

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    This looks amazing to me. Anyone going to enter?

    NPG
     
  2. Domenico Foschi

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    I think I just might.
    Thank you, David.
     
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    I might try again

    Already entered in 2007 and 2008 but I havent got a decent portrait for 2009 yet. What baffles me is that most of the winners hold degrees and MA in photography I wonder if non photography educated people will ever have a chance to go throught the panel?
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    Rachel, your link to your website doesn't work, I think.

    Going back to the contest the fee is a bit high in the event you want to submit more than one piece.
     
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    Blimey ..... the entry fee is £18 PER PHOTOGRAPH !! I guess this is why the overall winner takes 12 grand though.
     
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    Thank you for letting me know Domenico I havent sorted the forwarding yet try http://www.vogeleisen.com for now.
    Rachel
     
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    The print size seems odd to me. It says, "no smaller than 420x297mm". Tell me if I'm wrong, but I see that would be 11.69x16.5354". Is that right? That's an unusual size, do you think?
     
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    Hi David, I think I will enter, thanks.
     
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    I'm considering it. I've got plenty of work to choose from, but it's always a question of whether the entry fee and requirements would be worth it.

    - CJ
     
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    I should imagine that just the exposure if worth the £18 investment for those participating.

    Following on Rachele's comment, at last year's exhibition I realized how restrictive my conception of portraiture was. Very often, it is not so much about the person being portraited, but more about a statement or a wider view over social interactions and the environment. I thought that it was interesting.
     
  11. Martin Aislabie

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    The last time I went it seems to be a requirement to have a sneering, disappointment, surly looking and unwashed subject.

    This might be a reaction against the candy apple smile that most people associate with Portraits but they did nothing for me.

    The photographic portraits I like were done by photographers such as Cecil Beaton

    BTW Sotherbys’ have a Beaton exhibition on until Saturday - http://www.chrisbeetles.com/gallery/exhibition_detail.php?id=1050

    Martin