Curator’s introduction: Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize

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30 November 2023, 13.00-14.00

The Ondaatje Wing Theatre / Online livestream

Onsite £10 (£8 Members / concessions)
Online £8 (£6 Members / concessions)

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After three years away from the Gallery, 2023 marks the return of the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize to our refurbished building. Join Senior Curator of Photographs and Exhibition Curator, Sabina Jaskot-Gill, as she outlines why the Prize is one of the most important and anticipated photography competitions in the world, and how it stands as a showcase for both celebrated professionals and talented amateur photographers.

Join Jaskot-Gill as she uncovers behind-the-scenes content, including insights into the selection process and thoughts from this year’s judging panel, including what they look for in a prize-winning photographic portrait. She will also discuss the work of this year’s In Focus artist, Moroccan-British photographer, Hassan Hajjaj, as well as the portraits and themes in this year’s exhibition.

Dr Sabina Jaskot-Gill is Senior Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery. Recent exhibitions and displays include Marin Parr (2019), John Stezaker (2019), Rinko Kawauchi (2018), Simon Frederick (2018), Siân Davey (2017), Thomas Ruff (2017) and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Previously, Sabina lectured on the history and theory of photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and has held positions at Tate, Autograph ABP and the University for the Creative Arts.

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