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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.

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Archie Roach, 2019

Martin Philbey

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 Finalist

Archie Roach is a proud Gunditjmara Bundjalung man born in Maroopna, Victoria. As a member of the stolen generations, he has become a powerful voice for Indigenous Australians and is one of this country’s greatest storytellers. His music speaks the stories of his people, of this land and of the human condition.  His voice – uniquely Australian whilst undeniably universal – continues to resonate for us all.

People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Voting closes Sunday 31 May 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Other NPPP photos from Martin Philbey

Dan Sultan, 2011 Martin Philbey
NPPP 2012 Finalist
Paul Kelly, 2007 Martin Philbey
NPPP 2007 Finalist

Related information

Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey
Paul Grabowsky, 2009 Martin Philbey

Feel the music

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2010

Dr Christopher Chapman discusses the portrait of Australian composer Paul Grabowsky by photographer Martin Philbey.

The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

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.