Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010: Awarded Artists’ Photo Gallery

The prize winners for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 were announced at the awards ceremony on November 9, 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The judges selected 60 portraits for the exhibition – which will run through February 20, 2011 – from nearly 6,000 submissions entered by 2,401 photographers from around the world.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010, with its £12,000 award, has been won by David Chancellor for his photograph Huntress with Buck, from the series «Hunters» – a portrait of 14 year old Josie Slaughter from Alabama on her first hunting trip to South Africa. David Chancellor says “As a child I was fascinated by the tales of Colonel Jim Corbett hunting man-eating tigers in India. As an art student it was Peter Beard’s seminal work The End of the Game that fascinated and inspired me. This work will seek to explore the intricate and complex relationship between man and animals and how both struggle to adapt to their changing environments.”
The £3,000 Second Prize was given to Panayiotis Lamprou for his photograph Portrait of my British Wife, from the series «Human Presence,» while the £2,000 Third Prize has been won by Jeffrey Stockbridge for Tic Tac and Tootsie (Twin Sisters Carroll and Shelly McKean) from the series «Nowhere but Here:» the twin sisters, who live on the street and suffer from insomnia, are both addicted to Xanex and have resorted to prostitution to supply their habit. Stockbridge says “Enduring unthinkable pain on a daily basis, the sisters are both incredibly strong and weak at the same time. Caught in the grip of their addiction, they do whatever it takes to survive, except for getting clean.” The £1,000 Fourth Prize was awarded to Abbie Trayler-Smith for a portrait from the series Childhood Obesity. The winner of the ELLE Commission 2010 is Clare Shilland for her portrait Merel. Shilland will be given the opportunity to shoot a feature story for ELLE magazine.
The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect the portraits of famous British men and women. Today the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. Taylor Wessing is since 2005 the sponsor of the Photographic Portrait Prize.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place – London WC2H 0HE. Through Feb 20, 2011.

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One Comment

  1. lia wrote:

    panayiotis dimostra molto coraggio.
    i ritratti sono tutti molto belli e il vincitore dà proprio l’idea di un ritratto d’antan