When I first saw this marvellously candid burst of exuberance in the National Photographic Portrait Prize, it brought to mind a single line from a television drama I saw several years ago. It applies to any photograph, particularly to happy scenes, and it shifts the way the image works.
Right now, the National Photographic Portrait Prize is showing in the NPG.
One finalist of the NPPP, Hamish Ta-mé, shares his experience of transporting his photographic portrait of Samantha Harris from the studio to the NPG.
One of the questions that has been asked throughout the history of portraiture is ‘does a portrait have to be a likeness?’