Photographic Portrait Prize 2006 - Commended Artists
Anna Bauer for Jungs, Livingroom, Schönstadt, 2005
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£1500 Second Prize: Anna Bauer for 'Jungs, Livingroom, 2005' (from the series Them, growing)
Since leaving Germany for the United States in 2002, Anna Bauer (b1976) gained a degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and now combines editorial assignments for a variety of magazines with assisting work for several photographers. She has exhibited in several group shows, and twice been featured in the world-touring Festival of Emerging Photographers. Based in New York, Bauer regularly returns to her native Germany to photograph. Her second-prize winning portrait shows some children 'waiting to get access to the TV' after a long day of playing outside.
Kiran Master for Untitled
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£1000 Third Prize: Kiran Master for 'Untitled'
Kiran Master (b1960) was brought up in Pinner, West London, by an Indian father and English mother. He originally studied for a degree in politics and international relations, before taking a degree in film, photographic and video arts at the Polytechnic of Central London (now University of Westminster). Since setting up his own studio in 1992, he has become one of the UK's leading commercial photographers. He has won the industry's top prizes, including a clutch of Association of Photographers awards and two Golden Lions from the International Advertising Festival in Cannes. Kiran Master's third-prize winning portrait is of actress and model Michelle Connolly whom he photographed at an educational training centre in London.
Kyoko Hamada for Emily and Her Grandmother (from the series 'Hometown')
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£500 Fourth Prize: Kyoko Hamada for ' Emily and Her Grandmother' (from the series Hometown)
Kyoko Hamada (b1973) was born in Tokyo and moved to the United States at the age of 15. She studied art history and fine art in New York, and Brooklyn, where she has lived since 2001. For the past six years she has combined big-budget advertising campaigns with prize-winning editorial work for the New York Times, Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. Earlier this year, her images were included in a group show, Eleven, at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London. Her fourth-prize winning portrait, 'Emily and Her Grandmother', is one of a series of pictures shot on the shores of Lake Placid in upstate New York. Hamada came across the pair accidentally while they were rehearsing a song to perform at a family celebration.