The National Portrait Gallery has chosen Mark McEvoy's unusual and striking photgraphic portrait of a baby as a feature in their current show. Having recently become a father, McEvoy faced the challenges of photographing his infant daughter for her passport application. The photograph was not only accepted by the passport agency, but it is also on exhibit at The National Portrait Gallery as part of the Taylor Wessing Photo Prize Exhibition. The exhibition runs through 17th February 2013, and the arresting image of Dahlia was featured in The Daily Telegraph on November 3rd.
“This portrait of my daughter was the result of taking on the challenge to produce her first passport photo. I was motivated by the series of specific constraints—no smiling, mouth closed, looking directly into the camera, neutral background, and no shadows.”
McEvoy's photos feature prominently in TASIS England publications and on the website, as he has worked with TASIS England for many years and exhibited a collection of his work from "Ghosts in the Wall" in The Fleming Gallery in 2010.
DAHLIA, SEVEN WEEKS