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Live video tour

Wednesday 18 March 2020
Rory, 2019 Michael Murchie
Rory, 2019 Michael Murchie

Come on a live video tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s exciting new exhibition of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020.

Live captioning will be provided when accessing this tour.

Join NPG curator and NPPP judge Penny Grist, as she explores some of the most striking of the 48 photographs on display and tells some of the extraordinary stories behind the portraits. The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

Penny Grist is a curator at the National Portrait Gallery and a judge of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020. Penny holds a Master of Liberal Arts (Museums and Collections) from the ANU and honours degrees in Law and Art History from University of Sydney, and previously worked at the National Library of Australia and the National Museum of Australia.

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The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.