Dorothee DeissThe twins by Dorothee Deiss, 2013 © Dorothee Deiss. Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Shortlist.

Every year the National Portrait Gallery exhibits a score of outstanding photographs for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Selected anonymously from over 5000 submissions, judges choose images they feel are the most captivating of 2013. Taylor Wessing’s unique selection process results in an extensive collection of portraits in editorial, advertising, and fine art from around the world. Among the four shortlisted artists, the winning photographer will be awarded £4,000 and a commission from the National Portrait Gallery. These four finalists featured will show with 60 other photographers from November 14th, 2013 to February 9th, 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England.

Giles PriceKumbh Mela Pilgrim – Mamta Dubey and infant by Giles Price, 2013 © Giles Price. Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Shortlist.

Anoush AbrarKofi Annan by Anoush Abrar, 2013 © Anoush Abrar. Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Shortlist.

Spencer MurphyKatie Walsh by Spencer Murphy, 2013 © Spencer Murphy. Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize Shortlist.

This post was contributed by photographer and Feature Shoot Intern Jenna Garrett.