Tay­lor Wess­ing Pho­to­graphic Por­trait Prize ex­hi­bi­tion

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You’ve still got time to catch the Tay­lor Wess­ing Pho­to­graphic Por­trait Prize ex­hi­bi­tion at the Na­tional Por­trait Gallery in Lon­don, cel­e­brat­ing the world’s best con­tem­po­rary por­trait pho­tog­ra­phy. Fea­tur­ing all the win­ning im­ages, as well as those shots that made the shortlist, it’s def­i­nitely worth a visit. The stud­ies all had to be taken within a year of the com­pe­ti­tion dead­line date, so you’ll see plenty of con­tem­po­rary is­sues on dis­play.

Alice Mann’s win­ning se­ries – the first time a se­ries has taken home the main prize – on drum ma­jorettes in South Africa, is a high­light of the show (see Photo Sto­ries, AP 24 Novem­ber). Some will ar­gue that the ex­hi­bi­tion needs a few more smil­ing faces, and while there’s def­i­nitely a pen­chant for the se­ri­ous, a few light-hearted por­traits will catch your eye too. The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til 27 Jan­uary 2019, ad­mis­sion £6 (with do­na­tion).

Amy Davies

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