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:
Congratulations to Tom Parker for winning the “InterContinental Food at the Table” at The Pink Lady Food Photography Awards last week – one of our favourite nights of the year (thanks to Tattinger and the fab Caroline Kenyon). Great to see Tom’s work up on the wall and you can see all the finalists and his winning work here:
We’re looking forward to next years competition already!
It’s that time of year again – and this year both Tom Parker and Susan Bell are both up for a prize, but in different categories (phew). We can’t wait until next week when the winners are announced at our favourite event of the year. Keep your fingers crossed for both of them!
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.