BP Portrait Award
National Portrait Gallery, London, 2011
500 Portraits presents a unique selection of some of the most exciting contemporary portraits selected for the National Portrait Gallery’s annual competition. The BP Portrait Award is the world’s leading showcase for artists working in portraiture. During the past 20 years, over 20,000 artists have entered the prize, which has attracted over 3 million visitors. This new book brings together some of these portraits in a celebration of our enduring fascination with different human faces.