Taylor Wessing portrait prize won by photo of boy in school uniform

By Mark Brown Arts correspondent

Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano praised by judges for creating ‘something beautiful out of the everyday'

An apparently simple and straightforward picture of a boy in his school uniform has won the Swiss-Italian photographer Claudio Rasano a major portrait award.

Judges for the 2016 Taylor Wessing prize said Rasano's picture of 18-year-old Johannesburg student Katlehong Matsenen was powerfully direct and managed to create “something beautiful out of the everyday”.

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