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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.

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The photographers

The eight photographers represent diverse styles, specialities and career paths. Abigail Varney is starting out with her photographs of up-and-coming comedians, musicians and actors in Melbourne. Peter Brew-Bevan and Martin Philbey each have twenty years in the industry, like John Tsiavis and Michelle Day, who both started their careers as on-set stills photographers. Julian Kingma began his career as a photographer with the Sunday Age before going freelance. Ben King was a camera assistant on film crews and Giovanni Lovisetto worked as an advertising producer in Europe; both now specialising in on-set stills photography.

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Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney
Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney
Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney
Ryder Jack Susman in a Williamstown hairdresser by Abigail Varney

PROMO

Portraits from prime time

Previous exhibition, 2014

This exhibition goes behind-the-scenes and into the spotlight with professional photographers and the stars of Australian television, music and comedy. Whether negotiating the logistics of a big publicity shoot or quietly capturing moments on set during filming, the photographers' stories are intriguing and compelling.

The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance
The National Portrait Gallery building front entrance

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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.

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