The winner of the 2012 prize was Roderick McNicol for his portrait of Jack Charles.
The judges selected 44 portraits for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012.
The judges commented; ‘In a society so saturated with photographs – many of them so easily and dismissively taken, and disposed of just as easily – it’s easy to become blasé about the potency of photography; or to forget that there are such things as portrait photographs that can stop you in your tracks. The works in the 2012 National Photographic Portrait Prize, though, are the type of photos that remind you of photography’s endless possibilities for capturing emotions, personalities, experiences and states of being – and for conveying all of these with freshness and immediacy.‘
JUDGES: Joanna Gilmour, Curator, National Portrait Gallery; Louise Doyle, Director, National Portrait Gallery; Blair French, guest judge, Director of Artspace Sydney.