I am very excited to announce that not one but two of my photos have been chosen as Winners in this years Portrait Of Britain competition. The Portrait Of Britain is a photography exhibition run by the British Journal Of Photography which, in their own words, celebrates the rich tapestry of people that make up Great Britain.
Both of the portraits will be published in Volume 3 of the accompanying book published by those wonderful photography book publishers Hoxton Mini Press (join their mailing list to receive info about lots of new and old photo books), and the portraits will also be displayed on JCDecaux screens across the country during the month of September.
One fascinating element to the selected portraits is that they both represent something not only quintessentially British, but something almost exclusively English. Set against a background of Brexit and the differing approaches of the Devolved Governments of the United Kingdom to the Coronavirus Pandemic, do these portraits of people involved in long established pastimes take on even greater significance?
Regular readers will recognise the photo of the Bell Ringer from my COVID-19 stalled series on bell ringers, which was also selected for the Portrait Salon exhibition and book as mentioned in this blog post.
If you see either of my images on a digital screen please take a shot of it and send it in, as I’ll probably not see most of them!