Each year, the Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize is awarded to the photographer who took the best photographic portrait of the past year. The prize is awarded by Dutch National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Rabobank and the Pictoright Fund.
From approximately 500 submissions, 32 portraits were selected for the longlist, from which five strong portraits were chosen for the shortlist. The photographers who took these five portraits really made us look at people – they bring the people portrayed close to us.
Chair: Bart Rutten (Artistic Director Centraal Museum, Utrecht)
Verily Klaassen (Head of Art Affairs, Rabobank Netherlands)
Sybren Kuiper (Graphic designer)
Philippien Noordam (Senior Art Advisor/Curator at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Robin de Puy (Winner Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2019)