Exhibition 2012


All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first–come, first–served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Gallery in person.

Thursday 27 November, 19:30 (please note the change of time from 19.00)
Gallery Tour
See this year′s selection of the very best of portrait photography from around the world with Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs.
Free tour ticket required, available from 18.00 on the day. Exhibition ticket must also be purchased.

Saturday 29 – Sunday 30 November, 11.00 – 17.00
Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits

Taking inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014, hone your skills in this two day practical workshop. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.

Friday 12 December, 18.30
Live Music: Royal College of Music

Composers from the RCM respond to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.

Thursday 18 December, 14.00
Visualising Portraits

Picture description for visually impaired visitors. Find out more about works by some of the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers.

Sunday 4 January, 13.00 – 16.00
Young People′s Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture

Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography. Take inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 and pick–up hints and tips on telling stories through your own portraits with photographer Anthony Luvera and mobile expert Richard Gray.
For ages 14–21. Booking required. Please email [email protected] or call 020 7312 2483.

Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 January, 11.00 – 17.00
Weekend Workshop: The Art of Portrait Photography

This two-day workshop led by photographer Eddie Otchere explores studio and street portrait photography using film cameras. Employing various frame formats to explore the diverging tonalities and compositional constraints of portrait photography, the workshop teaches you how to examine your point of view and understand how your choices define the results.

Saturday 7 – Sunday 8 February, 11.00 – 17.00
Weekend Workshop: Working Photography

Take a masterclass with award–winning Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson, currently exhibiting in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014. This two–day practical photography workshop offers an insight in to the varied work of a professional photographer.

Vijay Rudanlalji Banspal from the series The Yellow Chair Portrait
by Karan Kumar Sachdev, 2013 © Karan Kumar Sachdev