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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.

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.

George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Justin Tjungurrayi
Justin Tjungurrayi
Justin Tjungurrayi

Justin Tjungurrayi, 2007

Greg Weight
Portrait, inkjet print on cotton rag paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

"Candidate for Chelsea" 9th Earl of Kintore (Image plate from Vanity Fair), 1880

Sir Leslie Ward
Portrait, chromolithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2015

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated

Delegates to the Constitutional Convention, Sydney 1891 from Australasia Illustrated, 1891

an unknown artist
Portrait, engraving on paper (4 sheets)

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

John Tjakamarra
John Tjakamarra
John Tjakamarra

John Tjakamarra, 1974 (printed 2000)

Jon Rhodes
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Purchased 2008

George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi
George Tjungurrayi

George Tjungurrayi, 2002

Matthÿs Gerber
Portrait, oil on canvas

Gift of Pamela Hansford 2007. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Makinti Napanangka, Kintore

Encounter at Kintore

Magazine article by Hari Ho, 2004

Photographer Hari Ho describes the creation of his portrait of Papunya Tula artist Makinti Napanangka.

Makinti Napanangka, Kintore
Makinti Napanangka, Kintore
Makinti Napanangka, Kintore

Makinti Napanangka, Kintore, 2001

Hari Ho
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased with funds from the Basil Bressler Bequest 2004

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