The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intending to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

Photography is the dominant portrait medium of our time. The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an important aspect of the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition program, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

With the generous support of Visa, the National Portrait Gallery is offering a prize of $25,000 for the most outstanding photographic portrait. The exhibition tour is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

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