Portrait of Britain 2018

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:00

British Journal of Photography invite submissions to the third edition of PORTRAIT OF BRITAIN, a nationwide exhibition in partnership with JCDecaux UK that shows the many faces of modern Britain.

Portrait of Britain is the largest exhibition of contemporary photography ever held, as much a celebration of photography as it is a celebration of our country’s people. We are looking for pictures that reflect the unique culture and diversity of British people. We welcome pictures from every corner of Britain and in every form, from casual snapshots and selfies, to documentary projects. Photographers may submit portraits of family, friends, themselves, or simply people they find interesting. Entries are open to all people and all interpretations of portraiture, provided images have been taken within the United Kingdom since 1 January 2012.

Once again, 100 winning portraits will be chosen for the public exhibition in September 2018, displayed on JCDecaux UK’s national digital channel of screens - appearing in rail, retail and roadside locations. For the first time, 200 portraits will be selected to appear in the Portrait of Britain book, which will be distributed worldwide. A selection of winners will also grace the pages of The British Journal of Photography’s annual Portrait issue.

This year's judges include:
Martin Usborne, Founder of Hoxton Mini Press
Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor at The Guardian Weekend Magazine
Olivia Arthur, Magnum photographer
Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director at British Journal of Photography

Portrait of Britain generates outstanding media exposure and nationwide visibility, changing the lives and careers of many participating photographers. Shortlisted and winning photographers will also be promoted across BJP’s online platforms, reaching an international audience of 3.8 million.

For more information about Portrait of Britain and to apply, click here


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