The National Portrait Gallery in London, England houses the most extensive collection of portraits in the world and is one of the most well-known and visited museums in the UK. Founded in 1856, its first photographic exhibition was a Cecil Beaton retrospective in 1968. The museum website claims that its aim is, ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and … to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media.’
This prestigious museum holds an annual international competition for photography. This year there were over 6,300 photographs from 2,400 photographers submitted for a chance to be awarded a place in the exhibition of about 60 photographs.
I am proud and honored to say that one of my photographs has indeed been selected as part of the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2009.
The exhibition will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from November 5, 2009 – February 21, 2010. The exhibition will then go on tour to both The Shipley Art Gallery from March 27 – June 6, 2010 and then to The New Art Gallery
Walsall from July 16 – September 12, 2010.
Below is the image that has been selected
(*A kindly reminder: All images on this web page are copyrighted and soul property of Ashley Jordan Gordon –these images shall not be used for any reason nor shall they be reproduced without the expressed consent of Ashley Jordan Gordon):
Girl on Kingsland Road
(click to enlarge/hi-q)