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Polly Borland

(1959-), Photographer

Artist of 72 portraits
Born in Melbourne, Polly Borland has lived in the UK since 1989 and has established an international reputation for her work in both portraiture and reportage. She shoots regularly for numerous UK and US publications including the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Independentand Dazed and Confused. She says that, 'the best portraiture is when you get beneath the skin of someone, it's psychologically revealing. You penetrate below the surface.' Borland won the 1994 John Kobal Photography Portrait Award. In 2000 the National Portrait Gallery commissioned Borland to take a series of photographs, Australians, for an exhibition to celebrate that country's 200th anniversary.

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Kingsley Amis, by Polly Borland - NPG x75857

Kingsley Amis

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1994 or before
NPG x75857

Jeanette Winterson, by Polly Borland - NPG x75861

Jeanette Winterson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1995
NPG x75861

Hon. Dominic Ralph Campden Lawson, by Polly Borland - NPG x75859

Hon. Dominic Ralph Campden Lawson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1995
NPG x75859

Julie Burchill; Charlotte Raven, by Polly Borland - NPG x87274

Julie Burchill; Charlotte Raven

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 26 August 1997
NPG x87274

Web image not currently available

Robbie Coltrane

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1993
NPG x75858

Web image not currently available

Kerry Fox

by Polly Borland
colour print, 1994
NPG x87278

Web image not currently available

Peter Bruce Lilley

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1995
NPG x75860

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Paul O'Grady

by Polly Borland
colour print, 5 October 1995
NPG x87280

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Rachel Griffiths

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1995
NPG x87279

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Lindsay Kemp

by Polly Borland
colour print, 18 September 1996
NPG x87276

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Peter Benjamin Mandelson, Baron Mandelson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 19 February 1997
NPG x87275

Web image not currently available

Helena Bonham Carter

by Polly Borland
colour print, 3 July 1997
NPG x87273

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Hon. James Rudolph Palumbo

by Polly Borland
colour print, 24 October 1997
NPG x87277

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

The Wilson Twins (Jane Wilson; Louise Wilson)

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1998
NPG x87759

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Georgie Hopton

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, 1998
NPG x87761

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Simon Periton

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1998
NPG x87745

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Angus Fairhurst

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1998
NPG x87746

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

'Muf' (Liza Fior; Juliet Bidgood; Katherine Clarke)

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1998
NPG x87760

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Michael Howell Blakemore

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, August 1999
NPG x88440

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Ron Mueck

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88441

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