Nppp2022.5 The Shuttle A Rovenko


14 Apr to 28 May 2023

Now in its 15th year, the annual exhibition draws from entries submitted by amateur and professional photographers from across Australia. In 2022, 50 finalists were selected from more than 2,400 entries.

Sandra Bruce, Director of Collection and Exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery said the NPPP never fails to deliver a range of emotions. “Australia is a country with myriad faces, and as we continue to live in disruptive times, the National Photographic Portrait Prize offers a sweeping view across the nation’s experience, one that reminds us that our lives continue on regardless of wider circumstances.”

The Winner, Highly Commended, Art Handlers’ and People’s Choice awards were announced in Canberra prior to the exhibition tour.

Wayne Quilliam’s portrait Silent Strength 2021, depicting Aurukun man Eric Yunkaporta in ceremonial head-wear, won the 2022 National Photographic Portrait Prize. Quilliam won $50,000 in prizes: $30,000 cash from the National Portrait Gallery and $20,000 worth of Canon equipment thanks to Imaging Partner Canon Australia.

Adam Ferguson won the Highly Commended prize and received a Colour Edge CG2730 Monitor courtesy of EIZO.

The Art Handlers’ award recipient was Adam Haddrick, who received $2,000 cash from IAS Fine Art Logistics and Luther Cora won the $5,000 People’s Choice Award supported by the David Roche Foundation.

This exhibition 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.

A National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition.

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exhibition opening Event fri 14 apr 5.30pm
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Main Image: A.Rovenko, The Shuttle. Courtesy of National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022.