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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

Three international photographers have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021, the prestigious photography award organised by the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The shortlisted works will be displayed in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021 exhibition at Cromwell Place, a new arts hub in South Kensington, London from the 10 November 2021 until 2 January 2022, while the Gallery’s building in St Martin’s Place is closed for major redevelopment works.

Selected by a panel of judges from 5.392 entries from 2.215 photographers, the shortlisted photographers are:

Katya Ilina for her portrait David, which examines body positivity in masculinity and
celebrates gender in its fluid physical form.

Pierre-Elie de Pibrac for his series of portraits Hakanai Sonzai, taken in some of Japan’s most
troubled regions and focusing on people who exhibited fortitude in the face of adversity.

David Prichard for Tribute to Indigenous Stock Women, his series of portraits of First Nation women who have spent most of their working lives as stock women on cattle stations in Queensland, Australia.

The annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, now celebrating fourteen years under Taylor Wessing‘s sponsorship, is one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world and showcases new work submitted by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers. The winner of the first prize will receive £15,000. The second prize-winner receives £3.000 and the third prize £2.000. The winner will be announced on Monday 8 November 2021.

by Alain Chivilò