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Depth of Field

Portrait Photography from the Collection

Over the last five years the National Portrait Gallery has developed a collection of portrait photographs that reflects both the strength and diversity of Australian achievement as well as the talents of our photographers.

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The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt
The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt
The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt
The Movie Star (David Gulpilil), 1985 Tracey Moffatt

Virtual collection tour

Persona

Tue 22 Sep
10:00am

The aspect of someone's character that is perceived by others is made richer when we consider that it also refers to a role or character inhabited by an actor. We look at three performing artists' portraits in three contrasting media.

Cathy Freeman, 1994
Cathy Freeman, 1994
Cathy Freeman, 1994
Cathy Freeman, 1994

Depth of Field

Magazine article by Lauren Dalla, 2004

The exhibition Depth of Field displays a selection of portrait photographs that reflect the strength and diversity of Australian achievement.

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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.