The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award

1991-2002

The John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award ran for 10 years from 1991-2002. In that time it established itself as the leading showcase for new talent in portrait photography. The award and its outstanding touring programme, organised by the National Portrait Gallery, provided a unique platform for the work of the many photographers - students, young professionals and gifted amateurs - who entered every year.

Winner 1993:
Sivan Lewin - Portrait, 1993
Winner 1994:
Polly Borland - Adrianna, Transvestite, Brazil, February 1994
Winner 1994:
Suky Best - Self as Hetrosexual Relationship
Winner 1995:
Katrina Lithgow - Sarah with her daughters Lily and Izzy, London, 1995
Winner 1996:
Jananne Al Ani - Untitled, April 1996
Winner 1997:
Richard Sawdon Smith - Simon 20.06.68 - 15.07.97, Feb 1997
Winner 1998:
Tom Hunter - woman reading a possession order, April 1997
Winner 1999:
Heiko Tiemann - Preparation, April 1999
Winner 2000:
Leon Steele - Brendans Back, 1999
Winner 2001:
Claire Wheeldon - From the 'childhood institutions' series, March 2000
Winner 2002:
James Day