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Polly Borland: Australians

Polly Borland Australians cover Polly Borland Australians interior spread

278 x 214mm, 120 pages
55 colour illustrations, 49 in colour
ISBN 1 85514 282
£15 (paperback)

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Polly Borland

Preface by Nick Cave
Introduction by Peter Conrad
Interviews by Virginia Ginnane

Polly Borland: Australians celebrates the diversity of achievements and the contributions of 55 famous Aussie 'ex-pats', from Barry Humphries to Carmen Callil, from John Pilger to Cate Blanchett. Borland's distinctive use of juxtaposition, background and intense colour result in a remarkable collection of fascinating portraits which are accompanied by personal interviews and biographies of each sitter. This book is a rare glimpse into the unique Australian expatriate spirit and sense of humour, and into the struggles and successes of a country discovering a new role for itself in the world today.

Published to coincide with the centenary celebrations of the Australian Federation Act. Joint publication with the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.

Polly Borland has established herself as a leading fashion and portrait photographer in Britain and Australia. Winner of the prestigious John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, her work has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Vogue, Granta, The Sunday Times and the Sunday Telegraph magazines.

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