A short weekend in London with Sue, staying with Anna and Gethin. We visited the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Here’s a link to some of the images care of the Guardian.
Here are the top three prizewinning images from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
The first is César Dezfuli’s unflinching portrait of Amadou Sumalia, a refugee rescued off the coast of Libya. The second, which was my favourite is a haunting portrait of a young woman fleeing from ISIS: Flight from Mosul by Annie Traylor-Smith. Third is a very ordinary portrait of Erica, a very extraordinary android, by Maija Tammi.
After lunch we went on to the Modigliani exhibition at Tate Modern. It was wonderful but my fave – Woman in a black tie – was not there. So here it is with an early portrait of a woman painted on a second hand canvass turned upside down. The previous image is just visible. It was, as expected though, his nudes that stole the show.
Some shots of the city from the Tate Modern and the Millennium Bridge.