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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.

Polly Borland

Polly Borland

'Everyone wants to know the story about the Queen'
Portrait story

Australian photographer, Polly Borland, describes the hectic experience of photographing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Professor Germaine Greer

Polly Borland on Germaine Greer

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 2017

Professor Germaine Greer
Professor Germaine Greer
Professor Germaine Greer

Professor Germaine Greer, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II (Blue)
Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II (Blue)
Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II (Blue)

Her Majesty, The Queen, Elizabeth II (Blue), 2001

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2021

Clive James

Golden Jubilee

Magazine article by Magda Keaney, 2002

Polly Borland's photograph of The Queen was commissioned by Buckingham Palace as part of a series of high profile celebrations to mark the Golden Jubilee.

Sir Robert May AC KT
Sir Robert May AC KT
Sir Robert May AC KT

Sir Robert May AC KT, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

HM Queen Elizabeth II
HM Queen Elizabeth II
HM Queen Elizabeth II

HM Queen Elizabeth II, 2001

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2002

Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson, 2000

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence
Michael Hutchence

Michael Hutchence, 1997

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2000

John Farnham
John Farnham
John Farnham

John Farnham, 1996

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2000

Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia
Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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Kylie Minogue, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2000

Sir Les Patterson
Sir Les Patterson
Sir Les Patterson

Sir Les Patterson, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Clive James
Clive James
Clive James

Clive James, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Purchased 2001

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Rolf Harris, 1999

Polly Borland
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

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