BJP Portrait of Britain winners announced

30 August 2018

Competitions, Exhibitions

Open: 1st September 2018 for one month.


100 winners have been announced from the shortlisted selection.


Now in its third year, British Journal of Photography will launch the nationwide exhibition on 1 September across JCDecaux’s national channel of digital screens where the images will appear for a month. This will enable the public to encounter the winning photographs as they go about their daily lives; in rail stations, shopping malls, high streets and at Heathrow airport.

Following an open call by British Journal of Photography earlier this year, over 13,000 portraits were submitted, and judges selected an initial 200 shortlisted images from that number. All 200 images will be printed in the first ever Portrait of Britain book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and released 6 September.

Once again, the range of images reflects the unique diversity of modern Britain, with portraits ranging from Alexander Flemming’s photograph of Roy taking his African Grey Parrot to the beach in Devon for rehabilitation, to Euan Myles’ portrait of Daniel, a Nigerian Marine Biologist now working in Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. Public figures including Will Young and Zandra Rhodes feature in this years selection, but the majority of the photographs are of everyday people.

Copyright Rabbi Gluck by Christina Sinibaldi
Copyright: Rabbi Gluck by Christina Sinibaldi


The Judges:

Caroline Hunter is the Picture Editor at The Guardian Weekend Magazine, the award-winning Saturday supplement of The Guardian.

Olivia Arthur is a Magnum photographer whose photographs have been exhibited internationally and are part of institutional collections in the UK, USA, Germany and Switzerland.

Martin Usborne is a photographer, publisher and writer.

Simon Bainbridge is the Editorial Director at British Journal of Photography.



Winners gallery:


Main picture copyright: Night Watch at Salmon Farm by Euan Myles