I recently visited the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 in the National Portrait Gallery, to see the exhibiton of all the photos selected for the award. I was really impressed by the portraits and how they perfectly captured the subjects and their emotions. The variety of photos displayed was ashtonishing, ranging from naturalistic shots, to more abstract, unusual ones. I loved reading the captions beside each photo, because it gave it so much more meaning knowing the context in which it was taken. Some of the portraits also carried important cultural and political points. For example the first prize (pictured below), is of a refugee attempting to cross the sea to safety, something with a powerful message behind it. I would definitly recommend visiting this exhibition for yourself, to see all the amazing photos there.
The photos below are the 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall award winners.
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