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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.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition from Friday 20 March 2009 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

1Jon (Jon Muir), 2008 Ian Darling AO. © Ian Darling. 2Dichotomia, Barry Otto, 2008 Peter Brew-Bevan. © Peter Brew-Bevan. 3Geoffrey Legge and Frank Watters, 2008 Gary Grealy. © Gary Grealy. 4Charles Blackman, 2008 Sahlan Hayes. 5Time regained (the assistant), 2008 by Tara Shield. 6A change of Federal Government, 2007 by Mark Arundel.

Related people

Dr Christopher Chapman (curator)

Related information

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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.

Interview with Dimmi video: 2 minutes
Interview with Dimmi video: 2 minutes
Interview with Dimmi video: 2 minutes
Interview with Dimmi video: 2 minutes

Vali Myers

'A friend in a lift'

Portrait story

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

Zareth, 2009
Zareth, 2009
Zareth, 2009
Zareth, 2009

I am mine

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman, curator and judge of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 contextualises the themes of the exhibition.

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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.