The National Photographic Portrait Prize 23 is a touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition comprises 47 works by finalists 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.

Established by the National Portrait Gallery to support and celebrate photographic portraiture in Australia, the NPPP was first awarded in 2007 and has since become a highlight of the National Portrait Gallery's annual calendar, attracting thousands of entries each year.

Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Bree Pickering said "The NPPP is a beloved national prize that supports the Australian photographic community and enlarges our collective experience of the Australian people, from the well-known and celebrated to local heroes and identities. It is a pillar of the gallery's traveling exhibition program, which sees many rich and varied examples of photographic portraiture shared with audiences across the country."

This exhibition is supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government Initiative, aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.


Exhibition Opening Event
Friday 16 February, 5.30 pm

Gallery Opening Times
Weekdays: 9.30 am to 5 pm
Weekends: 10 am to 2 pm 

Contact Name: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery
Contact Number: (07) 4130 4750

Image credit: Heidi Margocsy, Brave New World, 2022, Digital Photograph (image detail).