LONDON ISSUE 281 Jun 2011

National Portrait Gallery London associations & events

Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011, the leading international photographic portrait competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography. The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world.

Organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London, the prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles submitted by a range of photographers, from gifted amateurs and photography students to established professionals.

In the prize’s search for excellence, photographers are encouraged to interpret ‘portrait’ in its widest sense of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals.’

The winner of the competition will receive £12,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers. For a third year Elle magazine will award the 'Elle Commission'. The selected photographer will shoot a feature story in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.

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