Taylor Wessing

Documentary Images

November 20, 2011

While photographing First Women, Anita is continuing to document the lives of ordinary women who are busy doing “everyday” things as well as those ordinary women who are engaged upon extraordinary endeavours, to set the 100 iconic portraits of First Women in context. Anita’s work, ‘Golfing Sisters In the ladies locker room, Royal Mid-Surrey’, was chosen as one of the 60 portraits to be considered out of 6000 images submitted for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait read more

Youth Forum at National Portrait Gallery discusses my portrait

January 24, 2011

The last time I visited the National Portrait Gallery I wondered why there were a group of teenagers gathered around my portrait of the “Golfing Sisters” staring earnestly and obviously in deep discussion. My curiousity got the better of me and I approached one of them and asked her for their feedback. She explained that they were part of the Youth Forum, a partnership with the NPG’s Photographer’s Gallery Forum. They felt that the portrait represented a close and read more

First Women is going places in 2011

January 13, 2011

Thought I would start 2011 by showing you a picture of me and the “golfing sisters” at the National Portrait Gallery, taken last November when my photo of the same octogenarian sisters was shown as part of the launch of the International Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2010. Over the next few weeks I will tell you how my work came to be featured in the NPG as one of just 60 portraits out of 6000 and what’s inspired me to undertake the project of a lifetime – read more