Perfectly judged

This striking image of Lady Barbara Judge, shot by Harry Borden and included in this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition, was created during a shoot for a Sunday Times supplement to preview The International Festival for Business.

To whet appetites we profiled some of the speakers due to appear, including Institute of Directors chairman Lady Judge. This particular photo came about when she put her glasses on briefly to read a text. “It was an unguarded moment,” said Borden. “What I like about this picture is that if you don’t know who she is, you are intrigued by it – it has an enigmatic quality.”

The picture will be on show at the National Portrait Gallery between November 17 and February 26, 2017, before touring the country.