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National Geographic announces shortlist for 2007 Photographic Prize

Four top photographers have been selected for National Geographic’s fifth annual major international photography award, The Photographic Portrait Prize. 60 portraits were selcted from a pool of 6,900 entries from 2,700 photographers. This record-setting number of submissions comes from photographers all over the world. The exhibition will run from November 8, 2007 to February 24, 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

England-based photographer Michelle Sank was selected for her single portrait Janine; Argentinian photographer Julieta Sans for Lucila a.m.; English photographer David Stewart for Alice & Fish; and Israeli photographer jonathan Torgovnik, for Joseline Ingabire with her daughter Leah Batamuliza, Rwanda. The winning portraits can be viewed here.

From the National Portrait Gallery’s press announcement:

“The prize-winners for the National Portrait Gallery’s Photographic Portrait Prize will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 6th November 2007 at 7pm. The Godfrey Argent Award for the best portrait taken by a photographer aged between 18 and 25 will also be presented that evening. The Press View for the exhibition will be Wednesday 7 November 11am-1pm. The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday 8 November. The exhibition will tour in 2008.”

Click here to read more about the exhibition.

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