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Holliday Grainger © Michael Birt
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John Hoyland © Michael Birt
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Judith Kerr © Michael Birt
LIonel Shriver © Michael Birt
LIonel Shriver © Michael Birt
Thierry Guetta, Mr Brainwash © Michael Birt
Thierry Guetta, Mr Brainwash © Michael Birt
Terrence Gilliam © Michael Birt
Terrence Gilliam © Michael Birt
Hilary Mantel © Michael Birt
Hilary Mantel © Michael Birt
Mira Kobayashi © Michael Birt
Mira Kobayashi © Michael Birt

About Michael Birt:

Michael Birt has worked for most major magazines in the UK and the United States: Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer, Tatler, Loaded, Q, New York Times, Time, Newsweek, The New Republic and Forbes.  Between 1999 – 2001 he was contracted to Tina Brown’s magazine Talk working in New York and Los Angeles. He is currently working in theatre and TV advertising. His production images include  Keira Knightley in The Children’s Hour, The Old Vic’s, Electra and Sonia Friedman’s, The Sunshine Boys with Danny DeVitto.

Selected for Twenty Today, at the National Portrait Gallery, an exhibition of Britain’s ‘Top 20 young portrait photographers,’ in 1986. Michael has exhibited worldwide and has been selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize five times. He was also the Gold Medal winner of the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print Exhibition in 2009.

Published on June 16, 2016
Esteemed photographer Michael Birt, one of the many photographers who whose work we have printed for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, digs through his archives and shares insights on some of his previous entries for the Photographic Portrait Award and his practice…