“As our partnership with the National Portrait Gallery enters its twelfth year, we are very proud to be associated with the talent of the photographers on display. With diverse styles and subjects from 70 countries around the world, judging this year was as challenging as ever, with all the entrants creating fascinating and thought-provoking images. The commitment of the photographers to excellence and creativity is inspirational and I feel sure that visitors to the exhibition will find it incredibly uplifting.“

Shane Gleghorn Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is a leading full-service international law firm with over 350 partners and 1100 lawyers in 19 jurisdictions around the world. It works with clients in the most dynamic industries helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. The firm's focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled it to develop market-leading expertise in Technology, Media and Communications, Life Sciences and Private Wealth.

Portrait of Thapelo Moiloa  - Ha Salemore, Lesotho by Thom Pierce

Thapelo Moiloa  - Ha Salemore, Lesotho from the series The Horsemen of Semonkong by Thom Pierce, 2016 © Thom Pierce