Naitonal Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London | Thursday 14th November 2013 - Sunday 9th February 2014 | Exhibition Printing: Touch
Touch printed a photograph by Giles Price which won second prize in the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize awards. The image (below) is from a series shot at the 2013 Kumbh Mela Festival in India which Price witnessed when visiting the country to scatter his mother's ashes. This year the festival was host to hundreds of millions of pilgrims, travelling from all across the world to participate in traditional rites that are over 4000 years old. The image that won second prize was taken outside the main hospital, in a pop-up studio, and shows one of the pilgrims, Mamta, on her journey to the Kumbh.