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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.

From Face to Face

Portraits by David Moore

Daily from Tuesday 21 November 2000 until Sunday 18 February 2001

Through David Moore's camera we meet many of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century - in diverse areas of achievement - as well as anonymous faces which speak directly to us in these photographs.

Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore
Leonard French, Heathcote, Victoria, 1969 (printed 2000) David Moore

From architects to athletes. From birdwatchers to bookmakers. From dancers to designers. From journalists to judges. From migrants to miners. From peasants to poets. From singers to stockmen.

Through David Moore's camera we meet many of the outstanding figures of the twentieth century - in diverse areas of achievement - as well as anonymous faces which speak directly to us in these photographs.

4 portraits

1Bar, Betoota races, Queensland, 1961 (printed 2000). 2William Dobell, Potts Point, Sydney, 1960 (printed 2000). 3Michael Johnson, McMahon's Point, Sydney, 1969 (printed 2000). All David Moore.
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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.