Congratulations to Mark Harrison for his third win in the Portrait of Britain Competition. We love this double portrait of Mark’s, which is one of the 100 winning entries into the 2018 Portrait of Britain competition. The work will be exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide from the 1st Sept, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held.
We can’t wait to see it on billboards around the UK, as well as seeing it in the book which will be available from Hoxton Mini Press. Books can be pre ordered here: http://www.portraitofbritain.uk/pre-order-book/ and you can see the full set of winners and shortlist here: http://www.portraitofbritain.uk/
We’re delighted that two of Mark Harrison’s portraits have been selected for the Royal Photographic Society 161 shortlist for 2018. One of them is part of a wider series on veterans, shot on location at the RAF museum Hendon at which I was lucky enough to join Mark at the shoot. The men, and occasional women, that Mark persuaded to be photographed there were reticent about their bravery and skills, but charming and fascinating to the last. His portraits manage to both capture that sense of them and honour their bravery and courage. This is a different shot, from the same series, of LAC Dennis Hope. See more of the series on the website here:
Anther brilliant commission from Stylist Magazine for Mark Harrison – shooting these two groups of modern day feminist activists, with the look of 100 year old photography, to mark the centenary of women getting the vote for the first time in the UK. Admittedly it was only given to women over 30 or property owners…even so – a huge milestone that we are all celebrating. Have a look here if you want to see more of Mark’s group photography.
We were delighted to see that three of Mark Harrison’s portraits: Nadiya Hussain, William Parr and Stephen Hawking were all chosen to be in the final 100 for The BJP Portrait of Britain competition. The images can be seen til the end of September on JCDecaux’s digital network of screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK. You can also see them here: http://gallery.portraitofbritain.uk/
Mark was also talking about his entries on BBC Radio London with (l to r) Dylan Collard photographer, Jo Good – presenter and previous photographic subject of Mark’s, Simon Bainbridge of the BJP, and Mark Harrison.
We absolutely love this Stylist magazine cover shot by our very own Mark “la Chapelle” Harrison – a fantastic story about the weird and wonderful world of Hello Kitty superfans. Definitely worth a read – http://www.stylist.co.uk/people/Hello-Kitty-report-meet-the-women-obsessed-cat-cultural-phenomenon-japan-history-kawaii