The National Portrait Gallery, London, is now accepting entries to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, a major international photographic competition and an important platform for portrait photographers.
Professionals, gifted amateurs and students over the age of 18 are invited to submit their works; 60 finalists will be selected for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and the winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 will receive £12,000. The exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 13 November 2014 – 22 February 2015.
For the third consecutive year, the John Kobal New Work Award will be awarded to a photographer under the age of 30 selected for the exhibition. The winning photographer will receive a cash prize of £4,000 to include undertaking a commission from the Gallery to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.
Last year the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013, sponsored by international law firm Taylor Wessing, was visited by 64,000 people, attracted 5,410 entries and was won by Spencer Murphy for his portrait of the jockey Katie Walsh. Prizes were also awarded to Giles Price, Anoush Abrar, Dorothee Deiss and Hana Knizova.
This year’s judging panel includes Sandy Nairne Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair); Robin Muir, Writer, Curator and Contributing Editor to Vogue; artist Bettina von Zwehl; and Philip Prodger, Head of Photographs Collection at the National Portrait Gallery.
To enter, visit www.npg.org.uk/photoprize and complete the online application form or apply by post by Monday 7 July 2014.
1. Giles Price, Kumbh Mela Pilgrim – Mamta Dubey and Infant (2013). Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 second prize © Giles Price