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Daily Archives: December 1, 2010

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the NPG London

The exhibition

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 presents the very best in contemporary portrait photography, showcasing the work of talented young photographers and gifted amateurs alongside that of established professionals and photography students.

Through editorial, advertising and fine art images, the entrants have explored a range of themes, styles and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

This year the competition attracted nearly 6,000 submissions from over 2,400 photographers from around the world. The selected sixty works for the exhibition include the four prize-winners and the winner of the ELLE commission.

Exhibiting many photographs for the first time, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 is a unique opportunity to see images by some of the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers working today.

Felix Carpio

The powerful, important and rich

I showed a picture of photographer Ander McIntyre as Santa yesterday and thought you would be interested to see some of his absorbing and intimate portraits of the very powerful people who have sat for him. He works for a number of important institutions and think tanks in London and has some of the most important people in the world in his sights.