Stunning portrait photography scoops top spot in Wellcome Photography Prize 2020

Stunning portrait photography scoops top spot in Wellcome Photography Prize 2020
(Image credit: Arseniy Neskhodimov)

Wellcome Photography Prize has recently announced the incredible portrait photography that's scooped its top prize for 2020. Arseniy Neskhodimov won the £15,000 prize for his 'Prozac' series, which is a set of self-portraits that chronicle his efforts to escape his depression. However, this wasn't the only powerful portrait photography that impressed the Wellcome judges.

The Wellcome Photography Prize had five categories this year: Social Perspective, Hidden Worlds, Medicine in Focus and two categories on Mental Health, which was chosen as the special theme for this year. The winner of each category received £1,250, with the overall winner receiving the top prize of £15,000. 

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