This book provides a unique opportunity to see an inspiring range of portraits from contemporary photographers selected from thousands of submissions. The works included are not only about the sitters but also reveal the outstanding skill of the photographers, in capturing a moment in time, and conveying something of the spirit of those photographed. This year marks the introduction of In Focus, a display of new works by an internationally renowned photographer that will be exhibited alongside those of the finalists. The works are reproduced in the catalogue, together with other well-known examples by the photographer and an interview about his life and work. This year's In Focus photographer is Pieter Hugo, who was chosen by the Gallery for his uncompromising, insightful and occasionally provocative approach to portraiture. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book also features all the selected entries, comments and insights from the judges and interviews with the prizewinners.