With a client list that includes Carolina Herrera, Ignant, Nike, VSCO, Donna Karan, Moda Operandi, Schön Magazine, Vogue and Teeth, Whitney Hayes is a fashion photographer passionate about capturing the defining moments of humanity – driven by mood as a compositional element. Searching for emotion within a landscape of disconnect, Hayes purveys youth and beauty through a range of projects from backstage and runway to editorial. Aside from her interests in contemporary visual culture, Whitney is also an activist in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, raising awareness and affecting change through an in-depth portrait project. Providing glimpses into the complexities of memory, time and the singular physical experience, the following works cast an eye over our place within nature as a land of light and shadows – deep forestry and open pathways depict larger depths within the psyche.
This year’s Taylor Wessing includes thought-provoking and captivating works. Jooney Woodward won this prize for her portrait, Harriet and Gentleman Jack.
Kaveh Golestan, Photo London 2015
Kaveh Golestan (1950-2003) was killed by a landmine near Klfi, Iraqi Kurdistan, at the age of 52 while he was covering the war for the BBC. Such an end says a lot about the photographer who, throughout his life, pioneered street photography and photojournalism, paving the way for an entire generation of Iranian artists.