The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.
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-seven works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Judges
Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, Chair, Director, National Portrait Gallery, London
Miles Aldridge, Photographer
Shane Gleghorn, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP
Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery, London
Renée Mussai, Senior Curator, Autograph ABP
Sophie Wright, Global Cultural Director, Magnum Photos