[box type=”info” style=”rounded”]What: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Where: National Portrait Gallery, London
When: Till February 17 2013[/box]
I had the good fortune to see this exhibition as part of a private function at the gallery, so it was less of an ordeal getting round the pictures than it can be at London’s big galleries.
Viewing the Taylor Wessing prize winners and exhibitors is a bit like reading the British Journal of Photography. You get the feeling there is a very small club running these things and that they have decided on a particular visual style which comes through year after year in the winners and the pictures they choose to exhibit as part of the show.
Every year I make an effort to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Natural History Museum in Knightsbridge, London.
It showcases some of the best photographs of animals complete with the story behind the picture and, for the gearheads, all the metadata you can eat. Some years are better than others, but this year the focus was back on the animals and I think the lineup was really strong. Continue reading
You only have a few days left to check out Tom Stoddart’s Perspectives exhibition on London’s South Bank just west of Tower Bridge. It’s an account of human suffering in areas of conflict and starvation, taking in Africa, the Balkans, Asia and the Middle East. Continue reading