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What the world needs now is love, 2012

by Jeremy Shaw

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

For six decades, Burt Bacharach has contributed to the careers of the world’s musical greats. He has sung, played and composed with Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Costello and The Beatles, to name a few. I had the privilege of documenting this musical legend on his last Australian tour ‘Farewell to symphonies’. This portrait was taken backstage after his last performance to a mesmerised Sydney Opera House crowd.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Jeremy Shaw

Jordie, 2015 by Jeremy Shaw
NPPP 2016 Finalist
Chest piece, 2014 by Jeremy Shaw
NPPP 2015 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

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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.