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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

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The National Portrait Gallery has announced on 12 November 2014, the prestigious £12,000 award was given to the London-based photographer David Titlow.

The winning portrait, Konrad Lars Hastings Titlow, was captured by Titlow the morning after a large midsummer party in Rataryd, Sweden. ‘Everyone was a bit hazy from the previous day’s excess’, says Titlow. ‘My girlfriend passed our son to the subdued revellers on the sofa – the composition and back light was so perfect that I had to capture the moment’.

David Titlow (b. 1963) works as a photographer in fashion and advertising. He has exhibited widely and has been commissioned by numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Telegraph, Vice and Vanity Fair. Originally a musician from Halesworth in Suffolk, Titlow switched to photography in the early nineties and has since worked in the industry.

Second prize has been awarded to Jessica Fulford-Dobson for her portrait of a seven year-old Afghan girl, taken at a skate school in Kabul, and third prize has been awarded to Birgit Püve for her portrait of identical twin boys, Braian and Ryan, with their great grandmother’s hen in the Estonian countryside. The fourth prize was awarded to Blerin Racaj for his portrait of a group of young Kosovars.

The accompanying exhibition runs through 22 February 2015 at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE.

For more information, please check National Portrait Gallery

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