National Portrait Gallery announces shortlist for Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2015

14 September 2015

Five Girls 2014 by David Stewart ©David Stewart

The National Portrait Gallery has shortlisted four photographs for its Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015. The annual prize is one of the most prestigious photography awards and showcases “new work that has been submitted by some of the most exciting and cutting edge contemporary photographers.”

Chosen from 4929 submissions entered by 2201 photographers from 70 countries the shortlisted portraits include; David Stewart’s image Five Girls 2014 which captures his daughter and her friends, Ivor Prickett’s photograph of an Iraqi family who fled their village after ISIS took control of the area, Peter Zelewski’s portrait of a woman he spotted in Oxford Street and Anoush Abrar’s Hector inspired by Caravaggio’s painting Sleeping Cupid.

Prizes for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 will be announced on Tuesday 10 November and an exhibition of the winners will be held at the gallery from mid-November.


Amira and her Children by Ivor Prickett ©Ivor Prickett/UNHCR/Panos Pictures


Nyaueth by Peter Zelewski ©Peter Zelewski


Hector by Anoush Abrar ©Anoush Abrar

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