Three international photographers have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022, the photography award organised by the National Portrait Gallery.
The shortlisted works will be displayed in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 exhibition at Cromwell Place, a new arts hub in London from 27 October until 18 December 2022.
The location has been chosen as the Gallery’s building in St Martin’s Place is closed for major redevelopment works. This marks the third year that the show has not been held in the National Portrait Gallery, as the site undergoes a multi-million-pound overhaul expected to be complete in 2023.
Selected by a panel of judges from 4,462 entries from 1,697 photographers, the three shortlisted photographers are:
Haneem Christian for Mother and Daughter and Rooted, which explore queerness, transness and the importance of chosen family.
Clémentine Schneidermann for portraits from the series Laundry Day, which document the daily chores of her neighbour in South Wales, navigating life in lockdown.
Alexander Komenda for Zahid’s Son, a portrait that examines themes of identity and the post-Soviet landscape in Kyrgyzstan.
The annual Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, now celebrating fifteen years under Taylor Wessing‘s sponsorship, showcases new work submitted by contemporary photographers. The winner of the first prize will receive £15,000. The second prize-winner receives £3,000 and the third prize £2,000.
Following an anonymous judging process, the winner will be announced on Tuesday 25 October 2022.
This year’s judging panel was chaired by National Portrait Gallery Director, Dr Nicholas Cullinan, who was joined by Chief Foreign Correspondent at The Sunday Times, Christina Lamb; award-winning photographer, Siân Davey; the Director of Photoworks, Shoair Mavlian; and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 curator, Eva Eicker. The following photographs have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2022.
Images L-R: Mother and Daughter from the series Jannah Lies at the Feet of Thy Mother by Haneem Christian © Haneem Christian; Laundry Day #2 from the series Laundry Day by Clémentine Schneidermann © Clémentine Schneid