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”.

To see more entries go to: http://www.npg.org.uk/photoprize1/site13/index.php

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