Winner in Portrait of Britain 2018 / by Martin Toft

My portrait High Net Worth Individual has been selected as one of the winners in Portrait of Britain 2018 exhibition in association with The British Journal of Photography. You can see all the winning portraits on JCDecaux screens nationwide throughout the month of September as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture in the UK. The portrait will also be will be featured in the first ever Portrait of Britain Book, published by Hoxton Mini Press with an introduction by Will Self at a launch on 6 September in London.

The portrait is of Stuart Weaving one of the original wealthy residents who came to the island of Jersey in the late 1960s and granted 1(1) (K) status requiring him to rent or buy properties above a set value in return for favourable tax arrangements. Jersey is a place that actively market itself as an ideal location for wealthy individuals to settle with their families and businesses. It’s worth noting that in 2017 Locate Jersey, the Government body set up to manage High Value Residency had 155 enquiries with 34 HVI applications approved - a significant increase compared with 2016.

The portrait is part of Masterplan - a five year collaborative project with Archisle and Photo-Archive Societe-Jersiaise using photography, film and archival research to tell the story of Jersey’s economic growth and development. #portraitofbritain2018#bjp1854#JCDecaux#hnwi#masterplanproject

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 Stuart Weaving is a British expat from South Africa who came to live in Jersey in the late 1960s. The portrait is from a five-year project about Jersey’s economic growth and development in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Stuart Weaving is a British expat from South Africa who came to live in Jersey in the late 1960s. The portrait is from a five-year project about Jersey’s economic growth and development in the 20th and 21st centuries.