Five photographers have been shortlisted for the £12,000 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 which will showcase the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs.
The judges have selected 60 portraits for the exhibition from over 6,000 submissions entered by 2,506 photographers. The exhibition will run from 10 November 2011 until 12 February 2012 at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
As well as the first-prize winner and four runners-up, the exhibition will feature the ELLE Commission. For the third year running, ELLE magazine will commission a photographer selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition to shoot a feature story. The ELLE Commission was judged by the fashion magazine’s creative director, Marissa Bourke, together with the art director, Tom Meredith, and picture editor, Flora Bathurst.
The following five photographers have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011:
Jasper Clarke for Wen
David Knight for Andie
Dona Schwartz for Christina and Mark, 14 months from the series On the Nest
Jooney Woodward for Harriet and Gentleman Jack
Jill Wooster for Of Lili
The prizes for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 and the winner of the ELLE Commission 2011 will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 8 November 2011 at 7pm. The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 10 November, and will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London until 12 February 2012.
For more information please visit the National Portrait Gallery