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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Now Open

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Now Open - The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013 is now open for entries.

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Jordi Ruiz Cirera Margarita
Margarita Teichroeb by Jordi Ruiz Cirera © Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 2012 winner.

The National Portrait Gallery, London, is delighted to announce the call for entries for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013, a major international photographic award.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 is open to all photographers over the age of 18 and provides an important platform for portrait photographers of all ages including professionals, gifted amateurs and students. Around 60 photographers will be selected for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and the winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 will receive £12,000. The exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 14 November 2013 – 9 February 2014.

For the second consecutive year, the John Kobal New Work Award will be awarded to a photographer under the age of 30 selected for the exhibition. The winning photographer will receive a cash prize of £4000 to include undertaking a commission from the Gallery to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.

Last year the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, sponsored by international law firm Taylor Wessing, was visited by 65,000 people and attracted 5,340 entries and was won by Jordi Ruiz Cirera for his portrait Margarita Teichroeb. Prizes were also awarded to Jennifer Pattison, Spencer Murphy, Alma Haser and Matthew Niederhauser.

This year’s judging panel includes Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair); Kate Bush, Head of Barbican Art Galleries; Suki Dhanda, Photographer; Tim Eyles, Managing Partner, Taylor Wessing; Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Galleryand Rebecca Valentine, Photographic Agent.

Entry forms are now available and the closing date for entries is Monday 8 July 2013. To enter, visit the National Portrait Gallery website and complete the online application form.

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