Virtual exhibition

The annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, now celebrating thirteen years under Taylor Wessing‘s sponsorship, is one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world and showcases new work submitted by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers.

This year’s selection is exhibited as an online exhibition, in order to reach a wide international audience and ensure that the competition is able to continue as planned during the current Coronavirus pandemic restrictions. Online visitors are invited to view the portraits collectively, as well as exploring each individual work in more detail, in a virtual gallery space. The People’s Pick feature offers the public the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait, and is also included as a feature.

The prize-winning photographs and those selected for inclusion in the exhibition were chosen from 5531 submissions entered by 2169 photographers from seventy-five countries. A total of fifty-four portraits from thirty-seven artists have been selected for display. Judged anonymously, the diversity of styles in the exhibition reflects the international mix of entries as well as photographers’ individual and varied approaches to the genre of portraiture. Photographers were encouraged to submit works as a series in addition to stand-alone portraits.

To see the virtual exhibition full screen right click (PC) or CTRL + click (MAC) the interactive below and select 'Enter fullscreen'

To see the virtual exhibition full screen long press and hold the interactive below and select 'Enter fullscreen'

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