Popped by the National Portrait Gallery this evening to catch the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize whom I have been following since 2003. This year’s finalists again, are varied in their styles, and some are rather predictable. There are however some gems, like the above catalogue cover image titled Arvi by Sami Parkkinen. There are also a smattering of portraits of celebrities or persons of significance, like Steven McQueen, Silvio Berlusconi, and Lenny Henry. My pick of the show is Stella by Michele Aboud (below).
This image above by Ian Atkinson was also a finalist entry in KL International Photoawards 2014 and was exhibited in Kuala Lumpur in August 2014. (Lewisham Chair of Council, Cllr, Obajimi Adefiranye, from series The London Borough Mayors 2013-2014)
The exhibition at the NPG runs till 22 February 2015.