On display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery for the first time, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 features some of the most talented emerging young photographers, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. Sixty portraits were selected anonymously for inclusion by the judges, who reviewed more than five thousand submissions by 2,435 photographers from all over the world. The diversity of style and approaches to the portrait genre is reflected through editorial, advertising and fine art images.
Four photographers were shortlisted for this year’s prize: Anoush Abrar (born Iran, 1976) for Kofi Annan; Dorothea Deiss (born Germany, 1961) for The Twins; Spencer Murphy (born Britain, 1978) for Katie Walsh; and Giles Price (born Britain, 1973) for Kumbh Mela Pilgrim Mamta Dubey and infant. The winner of the £12,000 prize, sponsored by the international law firm Taylor Wessing, was Spencer Murphy’s photograph of Irish jockey Katie Walsh.