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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019


Pub. date: 7 November 2019
Price: £15
ISBN: 978 1 85514 757 7
Format: 280 x 220mm
Extent: 80 pages
Illustrations: 60
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Category: Photography

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Interviews by Richard McClure

The Taylor Wessing 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, and reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques.


This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included
are not only about the sitters, but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers in capturing a moment in time and conveying something of the spirit of those photographed.

This year’s In Focus display will be the fifth in the competition’s history, exhibiting new works by the internationally renowned Ethan James Green, a photographer based in New York whose works have previously explored themes of gender, sexuality and fashion. His works will be shown in the exhibition and a number of these new photographs are reproduced in the catalogue, accompanying an interview about the photographer’s life and work.

Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries with extended captions, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prizewinners.


Richard McClure is a freelance journalist.