The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This Prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and sixty stunning reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques. This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the subjects people who appear intriguing, defiant or relaxed but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, whose intelligence and diligence enable them to capture a moment in time, and to convey something of the spirit of those photographed. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges, interviews with the prize winners and a contribution by an international photographer.