Portrait of Aspiring Paralympian Wins Photography Prize

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Rosie Bancroft, 2008 by Paul Floyd BlakeThe winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize was announced last night.

Paul Floyd Blake took the top prize for his portrait of 13-year-old swimmer Rosie Bancroft, who hopes to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Blake says, “She had just swum a personal best in her event and I think that’s why she has such a confident, self-assured look in the portrait.”

You can see Blake’s photo and the best of the other entries in a free exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from tomorrow.