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Barry Jones AC, 2021

Rod McNicol

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Barry Jones personifies the term polymath. As a former teacher, quiz master, lawyer, social activist, writer and politician, Barry has made a wide-ranging contribution, to education, to science, to the arts, and indeed – through his leadership of the successful campaign against capital punishment – to the very moral fibre of our society. Barry, 90 years old this year, came to my studio to sit for this portrait, negotiating with equanimity the long flight of stairs up here. This sage, unassuming man proved to be quite at one with the stillness and quiet directness that is the essence of my portraiture.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Other NPPP photos from Rod McNicol

Tracey, 2018 by Rod McNicol
2019 Finalist
Self-portrait, 2015 by Rod McNicol
2016 Finalist
My friend Siu’s dear mother, Mrs Chan, 2014 by Rod McNicol
2015 Finalist
Jack Charles
2012 Winner
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