When this project was conceived we spent a long time debating the question "exactly what is a portrait?" In the end we decided to leave it up to the members submitting their work to come up with their own definitions. Over 950 photographs were eventually submitted and this web gallery is the result of a very difficult edit.
Portraiture forms a large part of the work that newspaper and magazine photographers do and the creativity and inventiveness shown in this web gallery is a testament to the approach that BPPA members take to their work.
Celebrities, politicians, sportsmen and women, people "enjoying" their fifteen minutes of fame or infamy as well those who will probably never know that their image has been seen by an audience in another part of the world are all included in this BPPA project.