In 2017, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is being granted for the tenth time, and the three pieces nominated could hardly be more different: the first picture (César Dezfuli) shows a migrant, rescued from the Mediterranean off the Libyan coast; the second (Abbie Trayler-Smith) portrays a girl fleeing from Mosul in Iraq to escape from ISIS; and the third (Maija Tammi) presents the Japanese android Erica.
The connection between the three is the present. Flight, danger and technology. Works of three shortlisted photographers are exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London. On view through 8 February 2018.
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