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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Photography (Years 7 to 10)

Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning
Jackie, 2018 by Katrin Koenning

Photography: Years 7-10

1 hour
A3 drawing paper and pencils

This program examines photographic portraits produced over time and the impact of evolving technologies. Through visual analysis, activity, drawing and conversation students will evaluate how photographic portraits communicate artistic intentions, evoke responses and inform their own practice. 

Curriculum links

In this program, students will:

  • Consider technological developments in photography - the characteristics, qualities, properties and constraints of this medium;
  • Analyse portraits from contemporary and past times to explore artist’s different approaches, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Reflect on their practice as an artist who holds individual views about global issues;
  • Recognise photography to be a source that provides a record of society over time;
  • Evaluate how photographs can be manipulated to challenge their audience or evoke a particular response.  

Content Descriptions:

Years 7 and 8 ACAVAM119; ACAVAR123
Years 9 and 10 ACAVAR130; ACAVAR131; ACAMAM076; ACAMAR078; ACOKFH016


To make a booking, please go to the bookings page and choose Virtual Excursions from the program list, and select National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 from the available options. For additional information, please contact Alana Sivell, Digital Learning Coordinator or call 6102 7075.

The National Portrait Gallery’s Virtual Excursions project is made possible with funds generously donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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