Discover the Contemporary portraits
The National Portrait Gallery commissions a small number of portraits every year as part of its commitment to collecting portraits of those who have made an important contribution to British history and culture.
Transcriptions of video interviews with sitters and artists on the Portrait Explorer in the Bookshop and on the Audio Guide and interviews with photographers for the website.
Get involved with creative portraiture and connect with artists with BP Portrait Award: Next Generation.
The BP Portrait Awards represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international competition that celebrates the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.