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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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Captivating portraits by 60 contemporary photographers
The 60 best portraits, including the 4 prize winners, of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 are currently on display at the National Portrait Gallery. This prestigious international competition attracted over 5,000 submissions from professional photographers, as well as amateurs and students.

Margarita Teichroeb by Jordi Ruiz. Photo by National Portrait Gallery.

The portraits present a wide variety of themes, styles, and images ranging from formal portraits (like that of a professional pastry chef) to unexpected portraits, such as Jennifer Pattison's study in nudity. The winning portrait, however, received first prize for its unique subject and captivating style. Jordi Ruiz was awarded the top prize for her portrait of a shy-looking Bolivian woman of the Mennonite religion, which typically forbids photography.

The captivating images represent the best of contemporary approaches to photographic portrait art from artists across the world. The exhibition runs until 17 February 2013 with a £2 entrance fee.
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Why? The best portraits from a major international photography competition
When: Mon - Wed, Sat, Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Thu, Fri 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Phone: 020 7312 2463
Where: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Cost: £2; free for gallery members and children under 12
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