A huge congratulations from all at Genesis to our client and friend David Stewart who has been awarded first place in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize competition at The National Portrait Gallery.
David Stewart’s image ‘Five Girls 2014’ was printed as a Lambda C-type print, is his 16th photograph accepted for the competition and mirrors an image taken of his daughter and her friends seven years ago, when they were taking their GCSE’s, which was exhibited in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition in 2008.
Speaking to us earlier this year, prior to the competition winners being announced, David commented:
“I’ve been entering the Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery since 1996 and so far, I’ve had 15 photographs accepted. The more recent entries are usually the favourites; I find my current projects more interesting as I am exploring new territory.
As I look through the work I have had accepted over the years, it reflects the subtle changes that I have gone through in my photographic direction over the years. In my case, the main changes have been going from very minimal graphic imagery to more observational work. I find the NPG entry as a useful point in the year where I can see what I have shot through the year and select from the work which images I think may work for the Photographic portrait prize. I tend to mix up different types of portrait within the 6 allowed entries; this year it is a couple of portraits shot in the studio and four shot on location, covering themes such as Identity and Addiction.”
David Stewart’s piece will be exhibited alongside work by prize-winners Anoush Abrar, Peter Zelewski, Ivor Prickett, Tereza Červeňová and a selection of work highly commended by photographers entering this year’s awards.
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition
12 November 2015 – 21 February 2016
The National Portrait Gallery
St. Martin’s Pl,
Visit David Stewart’s Website