National Portrait Gallery’s Boochever portrait prize goes to photographer

Laura © Dave Woody 2009

Laura © Dave Woody 2009

In the first year that the triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009 opened itself up to other works besides painting, Ft. Collins, Colorado photographer Dave Woody won with an 8×10 format portrait of a fellow student, “Laura”. The honors come with a $25,000 prize and a commission from the museum, and was culled from over 3,300 submissions. The exhibition will open to the public  Friday, Oct. 23 and will remain on view through August 22, 2010. The public may also vote on a People’s Choice Award through Jan. 18.

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One thought on “National Portrait Gallery’s Boochever portrait prize goes to photographer

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this exhibit this last weekend. There were so many great artists in this exhibit it is beyond me how the judges could decide on who was to be in first place.

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