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National Portrait Gallery – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 at Cromwell Place

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Exhibition Dates: 10 November 2021 – 2 January 2022

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 is the leading international competition, open to all, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.

Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition, showcases a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works, from formal commissioned portraits to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. The exhibition of fifty-four works features all of the prestigious prize winners including the winner of the £15,000 first prize. Taking place this year at the new arts hub, Cromwell Place, whilst the National Portrait Gallery is closed for major redevelopment works.

Sponsored by Taylor Wessing.

Image credit: Untitled from the series Heimat (In Quarantine) by Delali Ayivi © Delali Ayivi. Untitled by Donavon Smallwood (c) Donavon Smallwood.
Mohamed Lappia by Todd Antony (c) Todd Antony.


10 November 2021 – 2 January 2022
Wednesday – Sunday 10.00-17.00

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Adult: £8

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Phone Number

020 7306 0055

Posted on September 24 2021

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