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Portrait 70

Portrait 70

In this issue:

  • Anne O’Hehir talks to artist Kim Leutwyler about her portraits of figures from the LGBTQIA+ community.

  • We reveal our new commissioned portrait of Maggie Beer by Del Kathryn Barton.

  • Oliver Giles chats to Polly Borland about her career and the new acquisitions on display at the Portrait Gallery.

  • Rebecca Ray writes about Gunggandji artist Simone Arnol’s photographic series seeRED.

  • Magda Keaney reviews her Francesca Woodman and Julia Margaret Cameron exhibition at National Portrait Gallery, London.

  • Andrew Quilty shares photographs and stories from his new book This is Afghanistan: 2014–2021.

Articles from this issue will be published online when Portrait 71 is out. Until then, you can purchase Portrait 70 online from The Curatoreum.

Alternatively, join our Circle of Friends and we'll send you a copy for free!

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