Prize Winners

FIRST PRIZE: César Dezfuli

AMADOU SUMAILA
César Dezfuli
From the series Passengers…

SECOND PRIZE: Abbie Trayler-Smith

FLEEING MOSUL
Abbie Trayler-Smith
From the series Women in war: Life after ISIS…

THIRD PRIZE AND THE JOHN KOBAL NEW YORK AWARD: Maija Tammi

Third Prize and the John Kobal New Work Award for a photographer under 35
ONE OF THEM IS A HUMAN #1 (ERICA:…

This year’s competition was judged by:

Nicholas Cullinan (Chair and Director, National Portrait Gallery)
David Campany (Writer, Curator and Artist)
Tim Eyles, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP
Sabina Jaskot-Gill (Associate Curator, Photographs, National Portrait Gallery)
Fiona Shields (Head of Photography, Guardian)
Gillian Wearing (Artist)

The prize winners and exhibition selection was judged on an equal and anonymous basis.

Technical Details

Many of the selected photographers in this year’s exhibition have supplied the technical details of their portraits.

Download the technical details of all entries here