Fellow Briton Lottie Davies' portrait, Quints, part of a series on early childhood memories and nightmares, is based on her friend's nightmare about getting pregnant with quintuplets.
French artist Catherine Balet has been shortlisted for Ines Connected with Amina, which shows a teenage girl using a laptop while her friend uses a mobile phone.
National Portrait Gallery director Sandy Nairne said judges were "hugely impressed" with submissions for the Taylor Wessing photo prize. "These are great portraits of our time," he said.
The winner of the photographic portrait prize will be announced on November 4 2008, while 60 images will go on show at an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London from November 6 until February 15 2009. Lees verder ...