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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.

Lyu with orchid, 2017

by David Rosetzky

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

This portrait of champion Australian ballroom dancer Lyu Masuda is from my ongoing series of analogue, black and white, double-exposure photographs taken with a 35mm film camera. Working with this technique enables me to combine one image with another in a way that I cannot completely anticipate. It is precisely the random nature of this process that holds particular interest for me – with its inherent misalignments and compositions created through chance. I have worked with portraiture for many years, and have recently made a number of photographs that incorporate images of flowers with individuals from the LGBTQI community.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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Portrait of Cate Blanchett, 2008 David Rosetzky
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Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Previous exhibition, 2018

The 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.

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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.