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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Sir Asher Joel
Sir Asher Joel
Sir Asher Joel

Sir Asher Joel, n.d.

Louis Kahan AO
Portrait, pencil on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Mrs Lily Kahan 2017
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Mum, 2017 by Joel Brian Pratley

Mum, 2017

by Joel Brian Pratley
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My Brother's family, 2018 by Joel Pratley

My Brother's family, 2018

by Joel Pratley
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Yahir, waiting to live again, 2017 by Joel Brian Pratley

Yahir, waiting to live again, 2017

by Joel Brian Pratley
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Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Drought story

Joel B. Pratley
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Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton, 2007 (printed 2014)

Ingvar Kenne
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Gift of the artist 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Joel, Mitchell Queensland, 2014 by Matthew Abbott

Joel, Mitchell Queensland, 2014

by Matthew Abbott
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Joel Pratley

Joel Pratley

Finalist interviews

An interview with Joel Pratley, Winner of the Living Memory National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Sorry, Xerox, Sorry

by Joel Burrows
General content

Finalist, MDPA 2015

Brolga: A Queer Koori Wonderland

Brolga

A Queer Koori Wonderland
Event, Friday 3 May

Go find your costume box and get ready to shake your tail feathers at Brolga, this year’s iteration of the National Portrait Gallery’s 18+ late-night event!

Fox Place, 2015 by Mikhaila Jurkiewicz

Fox Place, 2015

by Mikhaila Jurkiewicz
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Drought story, 2020 Joel B. Pratley

Living Memory

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2021
Previous exhibition, 2021

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.

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Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015 finalists announced

17 August 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The National Portrait Gallery have selected the finalists for the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015.

The Joy Of Life, 2002 by Janelle McKay

Headspace 3

Being Me
Previous exhibition, 2002

The self-portrait enables students to explore emerging and changing aspects of their own identity, their sense of self, their place in the world, their experience of being human

Winners announced: Macquarie Digital Portraiture Award 2015

27 August 2015
Archived media releases 2015

The winners of the Macquarie Digital Portraiture Awards will be announced tomorrow morning at 10.00am at the National Portrait Gallery.

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