The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition features a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-eight works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 exhibition will run at the Gallery from 17 November 2016 to 26 February 2017 before touring to venues around the UK.

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