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At the National Portrait Gallery the ‘Taylor Wessing’ Photographic Exhibition is now on showcasing 60 portraits from new contemporary photographers from all over the world. The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 was awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, who photographed a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia.

‘The winning image of a Mennonite woman, seated at a kitchen table, is part of Menonos, Ruiz Cirera’s long-term project to document the daily life of a religious community – and one which forbids images. Having travelled to South America on two occasions, Ruiz Cirera gradually won the trust of the residents of several colonies located south of Santa Cruz.’

If you get a chance this weekend why not take a trip to the National Portrait Gallery and like us be amazed by the diversity of portraits and talent on show…. below we have selected some of our favourites.

Sophie by Wendy Carrig

The Nine Lives of Ai Weiwei by Matthew Niederhauser

Pastry Chef by Jason Pierce Williams

Brehan by David Brunetti

Harriet and Gentleman Jack by Jooney Woodward (Although this was from last year’s exhibition we could not resist sharing it with you)

http://www.npg.org.uk/photoprize1/site12/index.php