Portrait of Britain Winners

British Journal of Photography is thrilled to announce the winners of Portrait of Britain!

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.

This year’s winners provide a snapshot of a frenzied year through 99 compelling portraits. Designed to illustrate the diversity of life in modern Britain, the award invites us to reflect on the multiplicity of voices and stories across the country, forming a precious historical record of British life. 

The winning portraits, selected by a panel of industry-leading judges, are now part of the UK’s biggest annual photography exhibition — a month-long digital screen display in partnership with JCDecaux.

We’d like to thank the judges of Portrait of Britain Vol.5:
  • Martin Usborne, Founder of Hoxton Mini Press
  • 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