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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Photography (Years 7 to 10)

Writing on the Wall, 2019 Dr Christian Thompson AO
Writing on the Wall, 2019 Dr Christian Thompson AO

Photography: Years 7-10

Duration
1 hour
Materials
A3 drawing paper and pencils
Price
Free

This program examines photographic portraits produced over time and the impact of evolving technologies. Through visual analysis, activity, drawing and conversation students will evaluate how photographic portraits communicate artistic intentions, evoke responses and inform their own practice. 

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In this program, students will:

  • Consider technological developments in photography - the characteristics, qualities, properties and constraints of this medium;
  • Analyse portraits from contemporary and past times to explore artist’s different approaches, including those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Reflect on their practice as an artist who holds individual views about global issues;
  • Recognise photography to be a source that provides a record of society over time;
  • Evaluate how photographs can be manipulated to challenge their audience or evoke a particular response.  

Content Descriptions:

Years 7 and 8 ACAVAM119; ACAVAR123
Years 9 and 10 ACAVAR130; ACAVAR131; ACAMAM076; ACAMAR078; ACOKFH016

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To make a booking, please go to the bookings page and choose Virtual Excursions from the program list, and select National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 from the available options.

The National Portrait Gallery’s Virtual Excursions project is made possible with funds generously donated by Tim Fairfax AC.

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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.