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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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Bill Henson

'Scale and presence'
Portrait story

Photographer Bill Henson describes creating his three part portrait of Simone Young.

Simone Young
Simone Young
Simone Young

Simone Young, 2002

Bill Henson
Portrait, type C photographs on on paper

Commissioned with funds from the Farrell Family Foundation and the Basil Bressler Bequest 2002

Untitled, 2020 Steph Fuller

The look and the feel

Living Memory exhibition essay
General content

Editor Stephen Phillips looks at the finalists' photographs through a judge's lens.

Simone Young

Conduct becoming

Magazine article by Penelope Grist, 2017

Penelope Grist speaks to Bill Henson and Simone Young to discover the origins of the artist’s stunning photographic triptych.

Bill May
Bill May
Bill May

Bill May, 1976

Max Loudon
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas
Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas
Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas

Bill Dix, Ford, Qantas,

Joe Greenberg
Portrait, watercolour, coloured pencil, crayon, gouache, felt tipped pen and ink on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2001

Reg Livermore
Reg Livermore
Reg Livermore

Reg Livermore, 2007 (printed 2010)

Bill McAuley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2010

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