In past years, entries have ranged from formal portraits to more experimental
images, submitted by both established professionals and emerging talent from
all over the world. The diversity and international flavour of this
exhibition makes it one of the year’s most inspiring open submission photography competitions.
Last year’s shortlist more than delivered on the dazzling variety for
which the Prize is known. Claudio Rasano’s winning portrait of a Johannesburg
schoolboy in uniform forefronts crisp lines and pale frontal lighting, bringing
into stark relief the uneasy gaze of his young subject. By contrast, an
evocative image from Joni Sternbach’s Surfland
portraits of California surfers (above) uses tintype to capture the
dreamlike haze of the Pacific coast.
If the mastery of past years is anything to go by, the Taylor Wessing
Prize 2017 is not one to miss.
|What||Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017, National Portrait Gallery|
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE | MAP
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
16 Oct 17 – 18 Feb 18, Saturday - Wednesday 10.00 - 18.00, Thursday - Friday 10.00 - 21.00
|Price||£4, £3 for concessions|
|Website||Click here for more details|