The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-nine works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
FIRST PRIZE WINNER: César Dezfuli
SECOND PRIZE WINNER: Abbie Trayler-Smith
THIRD PRIZE AND THE JOHN KOBAL NEW YORK AWARD WINNER: Maija Tammi
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition also includes In Focus, an annual showcase of new work by an internationally-renowned photographer. The In Focus artist for the 2017 Prize is the American photographer Todd Hido, who is known for juxtaposing mysterious and cinematic ruminations on the American landscape alongside portraits of women, which together speak of a fragmented and personal memory of the past.
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National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London, UK
November 16, 2017 to February 08, 2018