Background

The Pink Portraits is a series of portraits of successful gay and lesbian professionals working in the film industry, by acclaimed photographer Donald MacLellan, presented by the Iris Prize Festival. If you are interested in the collection for your gallery, school, workplace etc please contact us today!

The Iris Prize Festival aims to increase and celebrate diversity in front of and behind the camera and encourage people from all communities to enjoy and access film. The collection records and celebrates the fantastic wealth of talent we have within the UK film industry. It also acts as a catalyst to explore, highlight and debate the on-screen representation of gay, lesbian and bisexual people and to establish to what extent they feel reflected in film, both in front of, and behind the camera.

The Sitters

The sitters photographed by Donald MacLellan for this collection include: Simon Callow, Terence Davies, Stephen Fry, Phyllida Lloyd, Mark Gatiss, Briony Hanson, Sean Mathias, Sir Ian McKellen, Berwyn Rowlands, Sophie Ward and Sir Antony Sher.

Donald MacLellan – The photographer

MacLellan is a celebrated portrait photographer, whose images have appeared regularly in national and international magazines over the past ten years. His subjects include leading figures in arts and entertainment such as: John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Benjamin Zephaniah and Ewan McGregor.

This collection is a ‘Leadership on Diversity’ initiative under the Equalities Charter for Film funded by the UK Film Council.

Matthew Rhys, Iris Prize Patron

“This new collection of portraits of successful gay and lesbian professionals working in the film industry includes Stephen Fry, Sir Ian McKellen and Iris’s very own Berwyn Rowlands. I’m delighted that Berwyn’s work in setting up the Iris Prize has been recognised in this way by the UK Film Council.”

Dimensions
Number of portraits: 20
Portrait dimensions: 1012mm (wide) X 762mm (high)
Free standing stand dimensions: 1250mm (wide) X 2000mm (high)
The Pink Portraits collection is a free standing exhibition. Each stand includes two portrait presented back to back.

Enquires: Berwyn Rowlands, The Festivals Company
berwyn@thefestivalscompany.co.uk Tel: 029 20232744

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