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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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Douglas Carnegie, 1968

Mark Strizic

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 23.5 cm x 34.2 cm)

Douglas Carnegie was the scion of a family whose fortune derived from a piano manufacturing company. He grew up in Melbourne and in 1941 joined the AIF, when dispatched to the Middle East, he became one of the Rats of Tobruk. His army career was effectively ended when he contracted spinal meningitis and was repatriated to Australia on a hospital ship. On his recovery, doctors advised him to live in the country and in 1944 he purchased the 1000-hectare property, Kildrummie. Here he became legendary for his bloodline of bred poll hereford cattle in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1979 the Carnegies sold the cattle station and moved back to Melbourne where Douglas supported the many activities of his wife Margaret, a major collector of Aboriginal art. He became an honorary consultant of Lincoln Gerontology Centre of Latrobe University, actively volunteering to visit numerous hospitals taking up the challenge for occupations for the elderly. He died on 6 February 1998.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Sir Roderick Carnegie 2003
© Estate of Mark Strizic

Accession number: 2003.131

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Artist and subject

Mark Strizic (age 40 in 1968)

Douglas Carnegie (age 58 in 1968)

Subject professions

Agriculture and farming

Military

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic
Mark McManus as Will by Mark Strizic

In and out of focus

Magazine article by Gael Newton, 2017

Gael Newton looks at Australian photography, film and the sixties through the novel lens of Mark Strizic.

Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic
Clifton Pugh and John Olsen, Dunmoochin, 1969 Mark Strizic

Poet of the Fleeting Moment

Magazine article by Simon Elliott, 2004

Mark Strizic's work crosses a broad spectrum of photographic fields including urban, industrial, commercial, and architectural photography. 

Sir Ian Potter, 1968 Mark Strizic
Sir Ian Potter, 1968 Mark Strizic
Sir Ian Potter, 1968 Mark Strizic
Sir Ian Potter, 1968 Mark Strizic

Mark Strizic

A Journey in Photography

Previous exhibition, 2004

This exhibition traces the creative output of nearly 50 years by one of Australia's landmark living photographers.

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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.