Buxton photographer’s picture perfect Father’s Day gift

Elysia Downings and partner Josh with her winning photograph on display in the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Mikael Buck.
Elysia Downings and partner Josh with her winning photograph on display in the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Mikael Buck.

A Buxton resident has beaten off competition from thousands of entries to have a photograph of her partner displayed in London’s iconic National Portrait Gallery.

Elysia Downings submitted the photo of her partner Josh with her son, titled ‘Oscar and Josh’, as part of the unique PhotoBox #IArtDad Father’s Day competition.

Elysia said: “Although Josh isn’t my son Oscar’s biological dad, I wanted to submit a photo of them as he treats Oscar like his own son – and that’s what Father’s Day is about.”

For one evening, the 12 winners had their pictures displayed at a private event at the National Portrait Gallery. The winners were also be given their favourite photo on one of the beautiful PhotoBox framed prints.