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Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 cover


Sue Steward is a writer and critic for the Evening Standard.
Richard McClure
is a freelance journalist.


280 x 220mm, 72 pages
65 colour illustrations
ISBN 13: 978 1 85514 388 3
£12.99 (paperback)
Published November 2007

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Photographic Portrait Prize 2007
Introduction by Sue Steward
Interviews by Richard McClure

The Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally.

Selected from over 6,000 submissions, this book offers a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits. The selection of photographs is all about people ­ people who appear intriguing, defiant or relaxed ­and the outstanding skills of the photographers, whose intelligence, and diligence enables them to capture not only a moment in time, but also convey something of the spirit of those photographed.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book features all the selected entries from this year's competition. There are comments from all the judges about the entries - this year's judging panel comprises Sandy Nairne, Director, and Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London, plus Sheila Rock, Photographer, Cheryl Newman, Commissioning Photography Editor for Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Sue Steward. A brief essay by photography critic Sue Steward provides a contextual introduction to contemporary portrait photography and interviews by Richard McClure with the prize winners give further insight into the photographers behind these outstanding images.

The Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 accompanies an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London from8 November 2007 to 24 February 2008, the Lowry Manchester from July to September 2008 and will tour throughout the UK in 2008.