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Posted on September 13, 2012 by Isabella Cecconi

One of the major and impressive international photo prizes is the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait’s which, every year, presents the best in contemporary portrait photography. The Prize, is an established leader for new talent’s showcase and includes the work of young photographers and amateurs alongside professionals or students. This year the competition attracted 5,340 submissions by over 2,350 photographers from around the world. At the moment, four photographers have been shortlisted for the £12,000 prize (Alma Haser, Spencer Murphy, Jennifer Pattison, Jordi Ruiz Cirera) which is entirely sponsored by international law firm Taylor Wessing. The judges have selected 60 portraits and the exhibition will run from 8 November 2012 till 17 February 2013 at the National Portrait Gallery of London. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 5 November. Tim Eyles, Managing Partner of international law firm Taylor Wessing said: ‘Many of the portraits selected this year have an enigmatic quality that will leave the viewer wanting to find out more. Collectively, they reflect a cultural and social variety that will doubtless come together as another hugely stimulating exhibition. Our congratulations go to all the shortlisted photographers and our thanks, as ever, to the National Portrait Gallery.’ May the best man win!

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
8 November 2012 – 17 Feb 2013

Porter Gallery – London

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Posted on July 11, 2012 by Luca Andriani

Money don’t make happiness, but in this case it certainly makes beautiful portraits. Artist Evan Wondolowski uses thousands of paper strips from shredded U.S. Federal Reserve Notes to create these amazingly detailed portraits of celebrities and politicians. Evan says that he started with an underdrawing of the portrait on newsprint and then glued each shred of currency piece by piece before finishing up with a little vine charcoal to increase contrast. Each portrait creation takes up to a month or more. Keep an eye on his website for new works in the future.

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