Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize – 2013


At least once a year I try and have a day in London to visit exhibitions.  This will be the 3rd year in a row I’ve been up to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition and once again it was excellent.  It also gives me the opportunity to snoop around the shop and buy a few postcards, the three featured above are not from the exhibition, they’re just images I love.

The diversity of this exhibition, the variety of styles, the lighting and the subject matter is truly inspiring.  What I’ve also found really interesting is that each year I’ve visited, I’ve gone with a different person and discussed different things whilst walking round, adding another dimension to the experience.  It’s that kind of exhibition, it makes you question what you’re looking at, try and comprehend the meaning behind each image and opens your mind to alternative interpretations.  Thanks to Sarah for being my companion today, it made it all the more enjoyable to go with you 🙂

You don’t need to be a photographer or even be that interested in photography to find this exhibition interesting to visit.  It costs just £3 to get in and if you fancy buying the catalogue then just show your ticket and get the ticket price off the book.  Love a good bargain I do!

You’ve got until 9th February 2014 to get down and have a look, go on you know you want to.

Top catalogue cover image – Erik Almas

Below, a few of my favourites:

Image 1: Deana Kolencikova

Image 2: Jason Clarke & Luke Watson

Image 3: John Nassari

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