Following the success of the Pink Portraits Revisited in 2023, we are delighted to launch the Pink Portraits 2024 in partnership with Transport for Wales and Ffotogallery. This project will showcase LGBTQ+ staff working at TfW, and the portraits will be exhibited across Wales.

The Photographer


Pink Portraits Revisited!

To mark LGBT+ History month 2023 the Iris Prize in partnership with Cardiff University, Ffotogallery, and University of South Wales were delighted to produce the Pink Portraits Revisited. 

In 2023 the theme for LGBT+ History Month was Behind the Lens. This theme provided us with an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the lives and professional achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and the wider queer community. 

Pink portraits Revisited was produced by the Iris Prize in partnership with Cardiff University, Ffotogallery and the University of South Wales.

The Pink Portraits Revisited (The Sitters) can be seen below

Next gen pink portraits

Dylan Thomas - The Photographer for Pink Portraits Revisited - LGBT+ History Month

The Photographer 2023

The next generation of LGBT+ professionals working behind the camera in film and television are celebrated with 10 new Pink Portraits Revisited taken by Welsh photographer Dylan Lewis Thomas.  

“Dylan’s portraiture has a gentle touch, revealing glimpses of his sitters’ inner personalities and a strong bond of trust with the photographer. We are excited to see how Dylan will develop his own unique style with this project.”
– Siân Addicott, Director at Ffotogallery 

Jackarts Locations

  • Cowbridge Road East/Coldstream Terrace Cardiff CF11 9AU
  • Salisbury Road CardiffCF24 4AP
  • Churchill Way/Bridge St Cardiff CF10 2WF
  • Davids Street Cardiff CF10 2EH
  • Adams Street, Universty of South Wales Cardiff CF24 2FH
  • Lloyd George Avenue/Hemingway Rd (Bottom) Cardiff CF10 4DR
  • North Road Cardiff CF10 3NB
  • Tramshed/Pendyris Street Cardiff CF11 6QP
  • Tudor Street/Fitzhamon Embankment Cardiff CF11 6AR
  • Cathays Train Station Cardiff CF10 3AT

Pink Portraits – the originals

In 2010 the Iris Prize, together with the UK Film Council, commissioned celebrated Scottish portrait photographer, Donald MacLellan to photograph 20 gay and lesbian professionals working in front and behind the lens. They included 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.