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Taylor Wessing Prize 2014 calls for Entries, at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
David Franchi – Saturday, 24th May 2014
Entries are opened for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, at The National Portrait Gallery, London.
To enter the competition, visit www.npg.org.uk/photoprize and complete the online application form or apply by post by Monday 7th July 2014. The exhibition will take place in November 2014.
One of the major international photographic competitions, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 is open to all photographers over the age of 18. It provides an important platform for portrait photographers of all ages including professionals, gifted amateurs and students. Around 60 photographers will be selected for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 will receive £12,000. The exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 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 £4000 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, attracted5,410 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, National Portrait Gallery.
A full-service international law firm, working with the world’s most dynamic industries, Taylor Wessing is supporting the prize for the seventh year
John Kobal (1940-1991) was a photography collector and author who help to build the creation of the Hollywood legend. The John Kobal Foundation encourages the work of emerging photographers primarily through the grant of discretionary awards.
Call for entries information may be downloaded at www.npg.org.uk/photoprize or by sending a stamped addressed A4 envelope to:
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 will be at the National Portrait Gallery, London, in November 2014.