‘The variety of perspectives that come from the portraits each year is fascinating to see. The passion of these photographers was obvious and striking, as was their ability to capture the essence of the sitter. There were images that could take your breath away. The variety of portraits entered was amazing, encompassing photographs from around the world that displayed a vast range of approaches and techniques, and shots that ranged from the spontaneous to the artfully constructed. This made selecting the shortlist this year even more difficult, but also a great pleasure.’

Shane Gleghorn, Managing Partner Elect at Taylor Wessing LLP

Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world′s most dynamic industries. They take a single-minded approach to advising their clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues. Taylor Wessing′s focus on the industries of tomorrow has enabled them to develop market-leading expertise in Technology, Media and Communications; Life Sciences; Private Wealth and Energy.


One of Them Is a Human #1 by Maija Tammi (Erica: Erato Ishiguro Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project) © Maija Tammi