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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

From Sat 17 Jun 2023 - Sun 10 Sep 2023

Open daily, 10am-5pm

Admission free


Capturing and sharing emotional, dramatic, or everyday moments in life is the magic of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. A truly global affair, the prize celebrates the very best in contemporary photography, drawing on over 4,000 entries from 62 countries. Sharing work by celebrated professionals and enthusiastic amateurs alike, the images selected for the exhibition share in their ability to move visitors.  This year’s prize winning photographs examine a range of subjects – from queerness, transness and the concept of chosen family, socially distanced glimpses into daily lockdown life, to identity and life in former Soviet states. The variety of themes explored throughout the exhibition is matched by the high-quality, contemporary portraiture that reflects the shifting world of today.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize makes a welcome return to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and showcases 51 portraits from 36 artists, which includes several famous faces, including footballer and activist Marcus Rashford and Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard. The winner of this year’s Prize is Clémentine Schneidermann for the series Laundry Day. The socially distanced portraits of the series were taken during times of quarantine, self-isolation, and national lockdowns. In the words of the artist, they “document micro events which deal with the passage of time through the small moments of our daily lives”.

Event accessibility

Exhibition accessibility

  • Large print labels
  • Wheelchair access



Gallery facilities

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack
  • Café
Getting here

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

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  • Open daily, 10am–5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

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