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Twin win at National Portrait Gallery for MA Photography alumna in Taylor Wessing prize

NPG Gallery Record – Exhibition Image – Digital Copy
NPG Gallery Record – Exhibition Image – Digital Copy
Written by
jmatthews
Published date
09 January 2018

London College of Communication alumna Hana Knizova has scooped the John Kobal New Work Award as part of the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013.

Hana, who graduated from LCC’s MA Photography course in 2010, impressed the judges with Elza and Nellie, a portrait of identical twins taken from the series Family Matters, exploring physical resemblance. She says she was fascinated by the twins’ similarities, differences and mutual close attachment.

All selected photographers under the age of 30 were eligible for this award. The winner is presented with a £4,000 cash prize and a commission from the National Portrait Gallery to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.

Visitors to the National Portrait Gallery can see sixty new portraits submitted to the competition, including those of Hana and the four prize winners. The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013 exhibition is open now and runs until 9 February 2014.

Featuring the work of some of the most exciting contemporary photographers around, the exhibition includes editorial, advertising and fine art prints and explores a range of approaches, from formal to intimate, to the photographic portrait.

This year the competition attracted 5,410 submissions by 2,435 photographers ranging from gifted amateurs and students to established professionals.

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