It has been announced today that previously unseen prints by South African photographer, Pieter Hugo will be displayed in the first In Focus display as part of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

In Focus is to become a yearly showcase for new work by an internationally-renowned photographer. The images will be displayed alongside photographs that have been selected anonymously from the competition entries.

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Pieter Hugo self-portrait, 2011. Image Copyright: Pieter Hugo. 

Meanwhile submissions for the prize itself are being accepted until Monday 6th July and entrants are being encouraged to submit work as a series. This could be a group of individual portraits based on a particular theme or two or more photos that form a single portrait when put together – in addition to stand-alone portraits.

Another change to the competition is that there is now no minimum size required for the submitted prints.

Dr Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery said: “The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize has always been distinguished by its creative,forward-thinking approach to portraiture. These exciting changes are being made in response to demand and changes in contemporary artistic practise.”

The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18. So if you feel like entering then visit: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/twppp-2015/exhibition.php .

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