The National Portrait Gallery has announced the 48 finalists of the National Photography Portrait Prize (NPPP).
Now in its 13th year, the NPPP offers over$50,000 in prize money, spread across the Winner, Highly Commended, the Art Handlers Award and People’s Choice Award.
According to the Gallery, the works selected for the exhibition reflect 'the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers, and the unique nature of their subjects.'
NPG Director Karen Quinlan said, “The Photographic Portrait Prize (the NPPP) is one of our most popular exhibitions, offering equal billing for amateur and professional photographers and an incredible opportunity for entrants to not only win prizes including the latest photographic equipment from Canon, but to have their work shown in this great national cultural institution."
The selected portraits will be on display from 6 March until 10 May 2020, with the winner announced at the launch of the exhibition on 13 March.
The 48 finalists for 2020 are:
Andrew Baker Benny Capp Ben Mcnamara Ben Searcy Brenda L Croft Cameron Neville Charles Tambiah Chris Budgeon Chris Riordan Christophe Canato Dave Laslett Christian Thompson Elizabeth Looker Elize Strydom Fiona Wolf-Symeonides Graham Monro Greg Sheehan Hugh Stewart James Brickwood Jason McNamara Karen Waller Kelly Champion Klarissa Dempsey
Lauren Horwood Lori Cicchini Maite Robin Maree Yoelu Marg Briese Marieka Jacobs Martin Philbey Michael Murchie Mike Bowers Natalie Finney Nic Duncan Rene Kulitja & Rhett Hammerton Rob Palmer Russell Shakespeare Sam Biddle & Mohammad D. Sanjeev Singh Sarah Rhodes Sean Paris Shea Kirk Steven Lloyd Suzanne O'Connell Tim Hillier Vivienne Noble
You can see a selection of the finalists above and below.