Wen, 2011 by Jasper Clarke © Jasper Clarke
"For the first time ever," five photographers have been shortlisted for the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
The photographers are Jasper Clarke, David Knight, Dona Schwartz, Jooney Woodward and Jill Wooster. In a statement, Sandy Nairne, director of the National Portrait Gallery, says: "Five great portraits emerged from closely argued discussion amongst the judges, and from another outstanding international submission for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize."
The First Prize winner, which will be announced in November, will receive £12,000. The Second Prize comes with £2500 cash reward, while the Third Prize, Fourth Prize, and Fifth Prize winners receive £1500, £1000 and £500 respectively.
The five shortlisted portrait, which were selected from among more than 6000 entries from 2506 photographers, will go on show at the National Portrait Gallery from 10 November until 12 February 2012. The exhibition will also include a selection of 60 other portraits.
For the third year running, one photographer from the exhibition will receive an Elle Magazine commission to shoot a feature story.
For more details, visit www.npg.org.uk.
Harriet and Gentleman Jack, 2010 by Jooney Woodward © Jooney Woodward
Of Lili, 2011 by Jill Wooster © Jill Wooster
Christina and Mark, 14 months, 2011 by Dona Schwartz © Dona Schwartz
Andie, 2010 by David Knight © David Knight.
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