As far as photographic challenges go, few are as rewarding as taking portraits. There’s always something a little special about capturing an entire personality in an expression or telling a story with a look.
Which is why the Photographic Portrait Prize offered by the UK’s National Portrait Gallery is an impressive £12,000. Photographs cost £16 each to enter and entries can take a broad interpretation of the idea of portraiture. Photos can simply portray “people with emphasis on their identity as individuals.”
Shortlisted entries will also be placed on exhibition, granting the photographer huge bragging rights. The London gallery retains the right to use those images for the sole purpose of promoting the show though.
Photographers must, of course, obtain model releases from the portraits’ subjects.
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. Registration can be completed online until 20 July but entries must arrive in person, by post or by courier at the London College of Communication (not the National Portrait Gallery) between 23 July and 27 July.
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