Charlie Clift on the story behind his selected portrait

Charlie Clift’s selected work for Portrait of Britain 2017 captures literary great, Diana Athill, on her 98th birthday London-based Charlie Clift has worked on commissions for a range of editorial and commercial clients including The BBC and The Sunday Times Magazine, and regularly works on campaigns for charities and not-for-profits. He is also committed to producing personal work, recently creating a collective portrait of British emigrants and a documentation of …

How to shoot a perfect portrait: tips from Ali Mobasser, a Portrait of Britain 2016 winner

“Photography has the power to unite and create empathy,” says Ali Mobasser, one the winners of the first edition of Portrait of Britain Born in Maryland, USA, in 1976 Ali Mobasser grew up an Iranian Londoner with an American passport; his photography deals with identity and displacement, among other things. After taking a BA in Fine Arts at Kingston University, he started work as a photographic assistant and …

Sophie Harris-Taylor reveals the story behind her winning portrait

“I don’t tend to think too much about what the judges will go for, or whether the work is their cup of tea – it’s not maths, it’s art.” Characterised by its honesty and emotion, Sophie Harris-Taylor’s work captures the unique characters and vulnerabilities of her subjects. Her selected portrait, shot on Nikon – who supported Portrait of Britain 2017 – is part of her acclaimed project Sisters. The series investigates …

Deadline: 18 April 2019 - 23: 59 (UK Time)