A bit late of the presses but…My portrait of Katie Walsh was awarded first prize at The National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013. It has been overwhelming to be given this recognition espescially after coming third in last year’s prize and it’s impossible to put into words quite how much it means. The image will be on show at the NPG, along with the other 60 images that were selected for exhibition, until the 9th of February 2014.
Meyer-Eberhardt (1895-1977) is one of the most famous copper engravers and revered artists of dogs and cats. He studied at the Weimar Academy of Arts, Lionel Feininger was his teacher. He was a staunch individualist who rejected the offer of a professorship because he valued his independence too much. His only wish was to continue depicting his beloved animals.