Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 13

Friday January 17th, I took a trip to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize ’13 viewing in The National Portrait Gallery. This is something I do every year, and I am always so excited to see the talent progressing. Below, I have included some of my favourite works.

First Prize

Spencer Murphy
Katie Walsh
http://www.spencermurphy.co.uk

Holy Mother
Erik Almas
http://www.erikalmas.com/

Sophie Brocks
The Ward Family
http://www.sophiebrocks.com/

I recently met Sophie Brocks, and she said how difficult it was to shoot this image. She used a large format camera to shoot this and says how long it took due to the fact the children wouldn’t sit still, and one of the women in the picture wanted to dye their hair halfway through the shoot. I admire Brock’s hard work and determination to capture such a perfect image. She has only just graduated university and I will definitely be keeping my eye on her future works.

Kofi Annan
Anoush Abrar
http://www.anoushabrar.com/#!Albums/view/home/home_album/0

Rosie Hallam
Choir Master Peter Asedzie, Challenging Heights School
http://www.rosiehallam.com/

After I visited the gallery, I went to The Photographers Gallery and got talking to a photojournalist at the time. Little did I know, it was infact Rosie Hallam. I recognised the name from viewing her work earlier on in the day but I couldn’t think where it was I had read it. It wasn’t till I checked out her website later on, I realised I had been speaking to the photographer behind one of my favourite portraits from this years selection. I looked at more work by Rosie Hallam and all her projects are all of interest to me. I recommend you all check her work it!

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