Samuel Bradley - Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
We are thrilled to be able to announce that Samuel’s portrait of Benedict Cumberbatch, commissioned by OUT magazine, has been selected as part of the 2015 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery opens today and will run until 21st February 2016.
To coincide with the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 - read my review of the show here - the National Portrait Gallery is displaying this stunning new composition from Czech photographer Hana Knizova. Featuring the wonderful talent that is British actress Olivia Colman, famed for her roles in The Iron Lady, Tyrannosaur and Broadchurch, the piece was commissioned through the John Kobal New Work Award.
Every year I enter the “THE TAYLOR WESSING PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT PRIZE” and every year I hope to get in and every year I don’t! :(
It’s so frustrating but I am not giving up, I will enter again next year.
Below is their reply: “I wanted to thank you for entering the competition this year. The judges have now made their final selection and I am sorry to inform you that on this occasion your work has not been selected for exhibition.
However, I did want to let you know that your photograph did make it through to the second round of judging which included around 346 images. This year we had a total of 4,303 prints submitted into the competition from 1,842 photographers so the competition was very strong.”