A photograph of a man in a drought afflicted landscape

Living Memory at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra presents a selection from more than 3,000 entries in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP). The winner was Joel B. Pratley’s photograph of farmer David Kalisch set against the backdrop of an immense, brooding dust-storm on his 1,000-acre farm in Forbes, NSW. For the first time in its fourteen-year history, the NPPP asked photographers to consider a specific theme: in this case, the concept of ‘Living Memory’ with a special focus on the events and circumstances of 2020. The resulting exhibition therefore ranges from the bushfires that ravaged the country at the start of 2020 to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that dominated the rest of the year.

Date: Until Sunday 7 November 2021
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra
Bookings Essential: $15 / $12 Concession / $10 Circle of Friends / Under 18s free
For further information and to book tickets, see: https://www.portrait.gov.au/exhibitions/living-memory-2021.