by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
15 5/8 in. x 19 1/2 in. (396 mm x 495 mm)
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Sitterback to top
- Germaine Greer (1939-), Writer and broadcaster; Professor of English and Comparative Studies. Sitter in 9 portraits.
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This empowering yet light-hearted photograph of a mature woman was taken by Polly Borland for the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Australians (2000). Greer says of the sitting: 'It was my idea to take my clothes off because I did not fancy being portrayed on my bed like an old lady in a nursing home in me cardigan. I don't usually have any clothes on in that room and I don't have any clothes on for a good half of my life.'
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- Cave, Nick (preface) Conrad, Peter (introduction) Ginnane, Virginia (interviews), Polly Borland: Australians, 2000 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 25 May - 17 September 2000), p. 39