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Taylor Wessing Prize: Photo of mother and baby shortlisted

PORTRAIT: The shortlisted photograph of Cybil McAddy and her daughter (Image: Enda Bowe)

A PORTRAIT of a mother holding her baby has been shortlisted for the prestigious Taylor Wessing Prize.

The photograph of Cybil McAddy and her daughter Lulu is by Irish photographer Enda Bowe.

The image is one of four selected from 4,462 entries submitted by 1,973 photographers from 70 countries.

Alice Mann’s portrait of drum majorette Keisha Ncube is also one of the images in the running for the £15,000 prize.

MAJORETTE: Keisha Ncube pictured in her drummies costume (Image: Alice Mann)

“For these girls, involvement in ‘drummies’ becomes a vehicle for them to excel, and the distinctive uniforms serve as a visual marker of perceived success and represents emancipation from their surroundings." Mann said.

A portrait of “Strong” Joe Smart by Joey Lawrence, a Canadian photographer based in Brooklyn has also made the shortlist.

STRIKING: This shot is also among the entries competing for the £15,000 prize (Image Joey Lawrence

The photograph was shot in a village in Sierra Leone as part of a series for WaterAid.

A portrait of two shoppers by Max Barstow will also compete with the submissions by Lawrence, Mann and Bowe.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates contemporary portraits from around the world.

The exhibition of the images is on at the National Portrait Gallery in London between October 18 and January 27. Admission is £5.

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