In 2007 the inaugural National Photographic Portrait Prize was launched and the winner was Robert Scott-Mitchell for his portrait Lindy Lee – Birth and Death.
Since its inception the National Portrait Gallery has displayed a dedication and enthusiasm for both Australian and International photography. The Gallery has staged many popular solo photographic exhibitions by renowned photographers and the Gallery’s permanent collection holds an impressive body of photographic works created by some of Australia’s most talented photographers.
The judges selected 75 portraits for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007.
JUDGES: Andrew Sayers, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Michael Desmond, Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Naomi Cass, guest judge, Centre for Contemporary Photography Melbourne.