Friday, 15 November 2013

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2013: Picture of female jockey Katie Walsh crowned winner

Spencer Murphy has won the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize for a picture of jockey Katie Walsh taken at Kempton Park Racecourse.

The 31-year-old Kent-born photographer was awarded £12,000 in prize money last night at the National Portrait Gallery, where his artwork will be displayed until February next year.
Murphy’s winning shot was created while shooting a collection of jump riders’ portraits for Channel 4’s The Original Extreme Sport campaign.

The photographer said he was keen to include Walsh for her “femininity” and “toughness of spirit”.

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