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National Portrait prize photography exhibition in Butetown

One of this years entries, ©Alison Palmer and Olivia Mann

Receiving almost twice as many submissions as last year, a new exhibition has been created from the photographs rejected from the Taylor Wessing Portrait prize.

Portrait Salon describes itself as ‘A form of Salon des Refusés’ – an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show – and aims to showcase the best of the rejected images from the annual competition by the National Portrait Gallery.

‘Photographers apply knowing they’ll be rejected. 6,000 apply and only 60 can be selected, literally 99% of very very good images never see the light of day,’ Carole Evans explains, who with James Jenkins voluntarily runs the project.

74 of the rejected pieces will be shown at Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff on the 29th of November.

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