Kisha and LaDarayon by Gilleam Trapenberg, From the series Currents / Second Prize
Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize
Nov 9, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
National Portrait Gallery
London, UK

The Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize returns to the Gallery in St Martin’s Place after three years. Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition celebrates a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works. The selected images, many of which are 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. In addition to first, second and third prizes, the National Portrait Gallery has also launched a new £8,000 commission.

This year’s In Focus display will feature work by Moroccan-British artist Hassan Hajjaj.

First Prize:
Alexandre Silberman, Diena
From the series NATURE

Second Prize:
Gilleam Trapenberg, Kisha and LaDarayon
From the series Currents

Third Prize:
Jake Green, Shaun Ryder

Third Prize:
Carl Francois van der Linde, Chotu Lal Upside-down
From the series Our Leader

Taylor Wessing Photographic Commission:
Serena Brown, me nana fie

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