The finalists of the prestigious portrait photgraphy prize go on display in London.

Since it began in 1993, the international competition – which is judged anonymously – has been open to professional and amateur photographers alike. This year entrants were allowed to submit works as a series and there was no minimum size requirement for prints.

The exhibition includes David Stewart’s prize-winning portrait of his daughter and her friends. Mirroring a photograph he took of them seven years ago when they were about to start their GCSEs, in this version the girls appear physically close yet the photographer finds there is 'an element of distance between them'.

His work is joined by the three runners-up for the £12,000 prize, as well as other notable entries chosen from the 4929 submissions.

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