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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition
from Friday 20 March until Sunday 24 May 2009
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

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. The winner for 2009 is

Cormac and Callum by Ingvar Kenne

56 NPPP 2009 portraits

1 Jon (Jon Muir), 2008 Ian Darling AO. © Ian Darling. 2 Dichotomia, Barry Otto, 2008 Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan. 3 Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy. © Gary Grealy. 4 Charles Blackman, 2008 Sahlan Hayes. 5 Time regained (the assistant), 2008 by Tara Shield.

Related people

Dr Christopher Chapman (curator)

Related information

Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

Photography is the most pervasive and popular medium for portraiture and makes a natural fit with the Gallery, being a natural extension of the Gallery's longstanding commitment to photography as a contemporary portrait medium.

Miles and Arkie, 2015 by Clint Peloso
Miles and Arkie, 2015 by Clint Peloso
Miles and Arkie, 2015 by Clint Peloso
Miles and Arkie, 2015 by Clint Peloso

Shop Talk

Magazine article by Stephen Phillips, 2016

Angus and the arbiters talk (photo) shop for the National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Vali Myers

'A friend in a lift'

Portrait story

Interview with Vali Myers' friend, Dimmi, the lift-attendant at the Nicholas Building in Melbourne.

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