Portrait of Britain Vol.5 Shortlist

British Journal of Photography is thrilled to announce the full shortlist of Portrait of Britain Vol.5!

Portrait of Britain returns this year with images that define contemporary life in Britain. Alongside the many events that have shaped 2022 – the outbreak of war, record-high inflation, soaring temperatures, and the death of the Queen, to name a few – collectively, the 200 portraits that make up the award shortlist recognise the diversity of a changing nation. Against a backdrop of political pandemonium, these images shine a light on significant national moments as well as intimate personal stories. 

Each year, 200 shortlisted images are featured in a hardback book by Hoxton Mini Press, now available online and in stores. Meanwhile, the 100 winning images will be exhibited on JCDecaux screens across the country throughout the month. 

Open to professional and emerging photographers alike, the award has been judged by industry leaders including, Misan Harriman, Chair of the Southbank Centre, London; Sabina Jaskot-Gill,  Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London; Renee Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial & Collection at Autograph, London; Siân Addicott, Director of Ffotogallery; and Martin Usbourne, co-founder of Hoxton Mini Press.

Portrait of Britain Book Vol.5

Published by Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Britain Vol.5 contains the 200 shortlisted images of 2022