Self-Portrait in Lockdown Wins the Wellcome Photography Prize

“I took this image at a low point,” the filmmaker and journalist Jameisha Prescod shared on Instagram earlier this summer. “And having people see this is quite intimidating. But I guess that’s the point of all this.” Her self-portrait, made in her London apartment during lockdowns, has been selected this week as the single-image winner of the Wellcome Photography Prize.

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