The Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize is a competition that showcases talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and accomplished professionals. An award dedicated to celebrating a diverse range of images and telling the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works that are presented. After three long years of waiting, the Taylor finally returns to the St Martins Place gallery where the selected images - many exhibited for the first time - explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to photographic portraiture, whilst capturing a wide range of characters, moods and places. Five photographers have been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2023, selected from 5020 submissions from 1785 photographers. The winner will be announced on November 6, 2023. Due to the exceptional quality of entries this year, joint third place will be awarded to two photographers.