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The National Photographic Portrait Prize

The National Photographic Portrait Prize

| On 05, May 2014

Photography buffs, be enthralled: the National Photographic Portrait Prize is on tour and is in our part of the country for the next few months.

An annual event, the NPPP intends to promote the crème de la crème of contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring photographers from all around Australia by offering a $25,000 award to the most outstanding portrait. It’s kind of like Humans of New York, only the subjects are Australian, they won’t be quoted, and it’s not online.

Matthew Martin by Andrew Cowen, 2013

Matthew Martin by Andrew Cowen, 2013

While the opening night has already been and gone, the portraits, including winner Andrew Cowen’s and other finalists’, are still on display at the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery to admire until July. You can expect the photographs to be greatly varied in their style, all, however, possessing a strong ability to hold your eye.

The exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, a government initiative designed to improve access to amazing collections for all Australians.

Put simply, go while you can, or you’ll have to wait another year.

The details

What: The National Photographic Portrait Prize

Where: Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

When: April 30 – July 5

Cost: Free

Images via abc.net.au