The annual competition is open to photographers from around the world aged eighteen or over, and awards four prizes and a New Work award. For me, there is nothing more vivid than a photographic portrait. Photography captures a moment – perhaps a swift glance or part of an intense gaze – with true honesty. But also with impenetrable mystery.
Each portrait had an enlightening story behind it, but I preferred to stare at the photograph before finding out if I had interpreted it 'correctly'. Often, the mystery of the photo is enhanced by an unexpected context.
|FIRST PRIZE: Margarita Teichroeb | Jordi Ruiz Cirera|
|SECOND PRIZE: Lynne, Brighton | Jennifer Pattison|
|THIRD PRIZE: Mark Rylance | Spencer Murphy|
|FORTH PRIZE: The Ventriloquist | Alma Haser|
|Davita, Sitali and Paul | Gandee Vasan|
|Silence | Elizabeth Haust|
|Christopher and Harriet | Laura Cooper|
|PC David Rathband | Justin Sutcliffe|
|Julie Hill | Peer Lindgreen|