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All-Women Shortlist

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The finalists for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 have been announced: the selected works can be viewed in a virtual exhibition on the National Portrait Gallery.

For the first time, the shortlist of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is composed entirely of women: Lydia Goldblatt, Alys Tomlinson and Yolanda Y. Liou were chosen as this year’s finalists for the prestigious award. The anonymous selection was made by jury members Dr. Nicholas Cullinan (director of the National Portrait Gallery), Edward Enninful (editor-in-chief of British Vogue), Magda Keaney (senior curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery), Penny Martin (editor-in-chief at The Gentlewoman), and British social documentary photographer Mark Neville.

The competition drew a total of 5,531 entries. From this pool, 54 portraits by 37 artists were chosen to be featured in this year’s exhibition, which is currently displayed exclusively online. The National Portrait Gallery building in London is scheduled to stay closed for major renovations until spring 2023.

The main winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 stands to receive £15,000, while the second and third prize are comprised of £3,000 and £2,000 respectively. The winners will be announced on the National Portrait Gallery’s social media channels on November 24, 2020.

For further details and the virtual exhibition visit National Portrait Gallery

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