SJMC Associate Professor Dona Schwartz Named Finalist for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Dona_Schwartz.gif The School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SJMC) is delighted to announce that associate professor Dona Schwartz has been named one of the five finalists for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Gallery in London.

The prize presents the very best in contemporary portrait photography, showcasing young photographers to gifted professionals. More than 2,500 photographers submitted their work for the competition.

Schwartz's photograph focuses on Christina and Mark Bigelow standing in their son's empty bedroom. Her series of portraits focus on moments of change in parents' lives.

Professor Schwartz's photograph will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London along with sixty other works selected for the exhibit, which will be on display November 10, 2011 through February 12, 2012. The winner will be announced November 8, 2011.

*Photograph copyright Dona Schwartz, 2011

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