14 June 2023

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 opens on 17 June. Photo: National Portrait Gallery.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023 opens on Saturday 17 June!

We established the Prize in 2007 to celebrate Australian photographers and the diversity and inventiveness of their approaches to portraiture. It’s open to established, emerging and amateur artists, and showcases the power of photographic portraits to communicate something beyond the appearance of their subjects.

This year, the judges – distinguished Australian photographer Tamara Dean; Director of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Photography Daniel Boetker-Smith; and our Senior Curator Joanna Gilmour – selected 47 finalists from over 2,300 entries! And from this, a winner be announced on Friday 16 June.

The winner will nab a $30,000 cash prize from us AND photographic equipment courtesy of our Imaging Partner, Canon Australia. There are other wonderful prizes too, including Highly Commended supported by EIZO, an Art Handlers’ Award thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics, and the People’s Choice Award, generously supported by the Calvert-Jones Foundation.

To get you in the NPPP mood, check out the fabulous mini-film of our Art Handlers, Jess and Jacob, revealing their pick for this year’s Art Handlers’ Award!

The details

What: National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023
When: Saturday 17 June to Monday 2 October
Where: National Portrait Gallery
Cost: $15 Adult / $12 Concession / $10 Circle of Friends / Under 18s free. Tickets at National Portrait Gallery.

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