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Taylor Wessing
  • Publisher National Portrait Gallery, London
  • Size 22.3 x 28 cm

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition Catalogue

Richard McClure, Kate Bush

This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the subjects – people who appear intriguing, defiant or relaxed – but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, whose intelligence and diligence enable them to capture a moment in time, and to convey something of the spirit of those photographed.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book features all the selected entries from this year’s competition, as well as comments and insights from the judges. The catalogue includes an extended essay about contemporary portraiture.

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) forKatie 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.

Last chance to See! Until 26 May.

72 pp, illustrated throughout.


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