The National Portrait Gallery in London has awarded Birgit Püve third place in the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The photograph of nine year old twins Ryan and Braian holding a chicken was taken outside their grandmother's home in Saue, near Tallinn. This award winning photograph is part of Püve's book of twins and triplets living in Estonia.
First prize went to fashion photographer David Titlow's photo of his infant son being introduced to a dog and second prize was awarded to Jessica Fulford-Dobson for her image of an Afghan schoolgirl.
A total of 4,193 submissions were received from 1,793 photographers worldwide. The top 60 photographs will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery until February 2015. http://www.npg.org.uk/photoprize1/site14/events.php