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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.

Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis, 1991 (printed 2011) Gary Ede
Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis, 1991 (printed 2011) Gary Ede
Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis, 1991 (printed 2011) Gary Ede

Franco and Amina Belgiorno-Nettis, 1991 (printed 2011) Gary Ede

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2011

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 by Gary Grealy

Gary Grealy wins National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 31 March 2017

Archived media releases 2017

After months of anticipation, the winner for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 has been announced with renowned Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy taking out the award. George Fetting, guest judge for the 2017 Prize, was entranced with the evocative nature of the winning portrait Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal at Moongalba, 1982 Juno Gemes

Proof Portraits from The Movement 1978-2003

Previous exhibition, 2003

Portraits from The Movement is the first comprehensive survey of photographs from the Juno Gemes archive, which has supported the Aboriginal struggle for justice in Australia from 1978 to the present day.

Considering Persephone - Gay Bilson, 2009 Leeanne Crisp
Considering Persephone - Gay Bilson, 2009 Leeanne Crisp
Considering Persephone - Gay Bilson, 2009 Leeanne Crisp

Considering Persephone - Gay Bilson, 2009 Leeanne Crisp

Portrait, watercolour on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased with funds provided by Jan and Gary Whyte, Brian and Barbara Crisp, Gloria Kurtze, Jonathon Mills and Lawsoft Pty Ltd 2011

Ken Catchpole, 2014 Gary Grealy

Rugby great unveiled 1 December 2014

Archived media releases 2014

A new portrait commission of Australian Rugby great, Ken Catchpole OAM by Gary Grealy will be officially unveiled on 3 December.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 Gary Grealy

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

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.

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley
Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Djon, from the portfolio "Michael Riley Portraits 1984-1990", 1990 (printed 2013) Michael Riley

Portrait, inkjet print on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2013

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott
Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott

Rolf de Heer, Adelaide, SA, 2004 John Elliott

Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2005

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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.