View Full Version : National Portrait Gallery (UK) Contest
05-06-2009, 10:25 AM
This looks amazing to me. Anyone going to enter?
05-07-2009, 03:04 AM
I think I just might.
Thank you, David.
05-07-2009, 06:55 AM
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?
05-07-2009, 01:27 PM
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.
05-07-2009, 01:40 PM
Blimey ..... the entry fee is £18 PER PHOTOGRAPH !! I guess this is why the overall winner takes 12 grand though.
05-07-2009, 03:19 PM
Thank you for letting me know Domenico I havent sorted the forwarding yet try http://www.vogeleisen.com for now.
05-11-2009, 03:15 PM
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?
Jose A Martinez
05-11-2009, 03:23 PM
Hi David, I think I will enter, thanks.
05-11-2009, 04:26 PM
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.
05-11-2009, 06:16 PM
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.
05-14-2009, 07:20 AM
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