The 2014 winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize was Andrew Cowe for his portrait of Matthew Martin.
Inaugural Highly Commended: David Apostol, Untitled.
The judges selected 45 portraits for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.
Judges’ statement: ‘The 2014 Prize was diverse, as usual. Throughout the selection process, the photographic portraits that continued to rise to the top told us something deep about the sitter. We were looking for portraits that gave a strong sense of the person depicted. When it came down to the final judging, our top ten, then three, then two, showed us an increasingly subtle and real sense of the person in the portrait. The winning portrait was striking in its minimalism and it showed a cloudy complexity of thinking – the person in the portrait is looking outwards and inwards.‘
JUDGES: Dr Sarah Engledow, Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Dr Christopher Chapman, Senior Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Greg Weight, guest judge, photographer.