Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize 2015

In London so I visited the National Portrait Gallery for what is now an annual pilgrimage to the Taylor Wessing Photographic exhibition.  There is a lot of fun to be had in deciding which photographs I would have selected as the winners.  It is rare that my choices match the actual winners but I have to accept that I am not the expert.

The photo I found the most striking was of a young male dancer waiting for an audition. The intensity of his focus as he prepares is impressive and is captured in this shot which shows him looking down.  In taking her photograph moments before the audition, something of the jeopardy of the enterprise is expressed, both for the dancer and the photographer.

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The photographer is Sophie Harris- Taylor and, like many of the photographs in this exhibition, the picture is one of a series.  I often want to see the rest of the photographs but I understand it would be impractical to display them all.

 

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