Portrait photography

Portrait of Britain: Largest exhibition of contemporary portrait photography to be shown across UK | London Evening Standard


he work of 100 photographers will be on display today for the largest contemporary portrait photography exhibition ever.

The Portrait of Britain exhibition, which opens on September 1, was coordinated by the British Journal of Photography and aims to celebrate diversity in the UK,

The images will be broadcast on JCDecaux public digital screens across the country.

Reduced from 13,000 open nominations to a list of 100, the photographs were chosen by a jury comprising BJP Editorial Director Simon Bainbridge, Magnum Photographer Olivia Arthur, Guardian Weekend Editor Caroline Hunter and Photographer and Writer Martin Usborne.

In the third year of the exhibition, London photographers include Andrea Zvadova, who presents a work from his series on albinism, Christian Sinibadi, whose portrait depicts an east London rabbi, Curtis Gibson, who photographed fashion designer Zandra Rhodes and Samuel McElwee, whose image shows the delighted expression of a young woman as she opens her eyes to see a pug puppy.

200 photographs shortlisted for the exhibition will also be printed for the first time in a Portrait of Britain book, which will be released on September 6.

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