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Graham_of_Rainham
12th October 2015, 04:36 PM
http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/twppp-2015/exhibition/shortlisted-artists-temp.php

:confused:

drmarkf
12th October 2015, 08:48 PM
Yes, I usually go to the exhibition later, but frankly I find most of the winning images a bit bland and un-challenging.

Could be something to do with the influence of the **very** corporate sponsors, methinks...

But maybe I'm being too paranoid ;-)

bilbo
13th October 2015, 04:19 PM
Well.

Looking at those shortlisted photographs, there's hope for all of us then!

PeterBirder
13th October 2015, 08:06 PM
Uninspiring.

MargaretR
13th October 2015, 08:30 PM
Really? This is the best portrait photography in the UK?

*shrug

t-dwn

PeterBirder
13th October 2015, 09:09 PM
Really? This is the best portrait photography in the UK?

*shrug

t-dwn

Worse than that, it's an international competition.

"The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 is the leading international competition which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world. The selected images, many of which will be on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations.

With over 2,200 entries, this year’s Prize continues to uphold its reputation for a diversity of photographic styles submitted by a range of photographers, from gifted amateurs to photography professionals, all competing to win one of the four prestigious prizes including the £12,000 first prize."

:confused::confused::confused:

pandora
14th October 2015, 06:06 AM
IMHO Oly Paul leaves them all for dead.

al_kaholik
14th October 2015, 08:24 AM
Meh. I'm not sure what this is all about. Is it something like art appreciation, I don't get half of that either

Wee man
14th October 2015, 09:35 AM
Seems there is a chance for me yet.

Naughty Nigel
14th October 2015, 11:15 AM
Really? This is the best portrait photography in the UK?

*shrug

t-dwn

I have seen much, much better photography on this forum, and on the Medium Format Photography Facebook page; but that is just my opinion, and I am not a judge. :(

Imageryone
14th October 2015, 12:01 PM
More selected images in the R.P.S. Journal.
Either the standard of entry is exceptionally low, or I need new glasses!

drmarkf
14th October 2015, 10:09 PM
Here's what Taylor Wessing have to say about the aims and spirit of their own organisation:

"Taylor Wessing is a full-service international law firm, working with clients in the world’s most dynamic industries. We take a single minded approach to advising our clients, helping them succeed by thinking innovatively about their business issues."

I don't think we should be surprised they sponsor a full-service portrait competition innovated with dynamic issues succeeding single mindedly.

IanB
15th October 2015, 02:57 AM
the first photo would be considered porno down lol

pretty bland lot alright imo