Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize | Frist Prize
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Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya Born 18.09.2001

An apparently simple and straightforward picture of a boy in his school uniform has won the Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano a major portrait award. Judges for the 2016 Taylor Wessing prize said Rasano’s picture of student Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya was powerfully direct and managed to create “something beautiful out of the everyday”.

project description voluntary participation in fotoshooting public places Streets the allowed to take photos . I only take pictures when the people agree..“ the photo fotoshooting was not inside school public places A lot of my work seems to explore the relationship between spaces and humans. His series of photos will often explore the subject within the space and the space as the subject itself. I think manages to capture some of the personality that these spaces hold in contrast with that of the actual person. Though they may seem empty they are truly full.. full of personality and history.My work turns always around human beings. I try to show my counterpart without any artistic falsification the way the really are. My tool, the camera, is always discrete, never obtrusive, truly honest. I only take pictures when the people agree.