Moving portrait photography grabs top spot at Wellcome Photography Prize

Wellcome Photography Prize
(Image credit: Jameisha Prescod)

The Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 has recently announced the winners and finalists of this year's contest. Announced in a YouTube Live event on 28 July, Jameisha Prescod and Yoppy Pieter were both announced as the winners, with Prescod taking home the single image prize for her photograph 'Untangling' and Pieter winning the series image prize for his series 'Trans Woman: Between Color and Voice'. 

Both photographers received a prize of £10,000, plus an additional £1,000 for their category win. Meanwhile, four other category finalists, each winning £1,000, were also announced as well. 

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