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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

Rachel Griffiths, by Polly Borland - NPG x87279

Rachel Griffiths

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

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

Peter Mandelson, by Polly Borland - NPG x87275

Peter Mandelson

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

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

The Wilson Twins (Jane Wilson; Louise Wilson), by Polly Borland - NPG x87759

The Wilson Twins (Jane Wilson; Louise Wilson)

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

Georgie Hopton, by Polly Borland - NPG x87761

Georgie Hopton

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

Simon Periton, by Polly Borland - NPG x87745

Simon Periton

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

Angus Fairhurst, by Polly Borland - NPG x87746

Angus Fairhurst

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

'muf' (Liza Fior; Juliet Bidgood; Katherine Clarke), by Polly Borland - NPG x87760

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

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

Michael Howell Blakemore, by Polly Borland - NPG x88440

Michael Howell Blakemore

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

Ron Mueck, by Polly Borland - NPG x88441

Ron Mueck

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

Herb Wharton, by Polly Borland - NPG x88442

Herb Wharton

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, July 1999
NPG x88442

Yvonne Denise Kenny, by Polly Borland - NPG x88443

Yvonne Denise Kenny

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, August 1999
NPG x88443

Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford, by Polly Borland - NPG x88444

Robert McCredie May, Baron May of Oxford

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88444

Cate Blanchett, by Polly Borland - NPG x88445

Cate Blanchett

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88445

Natalie Imbruglia, by Polly Borland - NPG x88446

Natalie Imbruglia

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88446

Kylie Minogue, by Polly Borland - NPG x88447

Kylie Minogue

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88447

Barry Humphries, by Polly Borland - NPG x88448

Barry Humphries

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88448

Barry Humphries as Sir Les Patterson, by Polly Borland - NPG x88449

Barry Humphries as Sir Les Patterson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88449

Dame Carmen Callil, by Polly Borland - NPG x88450

Dame Carmen Callil

by Polly Borland
bromide print, October 1999
NPG x88450

Geoffrey Crawford, by Polly Borland - NPG x88451

Geoffrey Crawford

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88451

Lloyd Newson, by Polly Borland - NPG x88452

Lloyd Newson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88452

Bill Muirhead, by Polly Borland - NPG x88453

Bill Muirhead

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88453

Robert John O'Neill, by Polly Borland - NPG x88454

Robert John O'Neill

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88454

Toni Collette, by Polly Borland - NPG x88455

Toni Collette

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, July 1999
NPG x88455

Rolf Harris, by Polly Borland - NPG x88456

Rolf Harris

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88456

Germaine Greer, by Polly Borland - NPG x88457

Germaine Greer

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88457

Pat Cash, by Polly Borland - NPG x88458

Pat Cash

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88458

Nick Cave, by Polly Borland - NPG x88459

Nick Cave

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88459

Richie Benaud, by Polly Borland - NPG x88462

Richie Benaud

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, December 1999
NPG x88462

Peter Neville Frederick Porter, by Polly Borland - NPG x88466

Peter Neville Frederick Porter

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, July 1999
NPG x88466

Bob Godfrey, by Polly Borland - NPG x88467

Bob Godfrey

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88467

Patricia Hope Hewitt, by Polly Borland - NPG x88468

Patricia Hope Hewitt

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88468

Sir (Alan) Charles Maclaurin Mackerras, by Polly Borland - NPG x88469

Sir (Alan) Charles Maclaurin Mackerras

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88469

Samantha Bond; Holly Mcguire; Charlie O'Neale, by Polly Borland - NPG x88470

Samantha Bond; Holly Mcguire; Charlie O'Neale

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88470

Geoffrey Roland Robertson, by Polly Borland - NPG x88471

Geoffrey Roland Robertson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88471

Clive James, by Polly Borland - NPG x88472

Clive James

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88472

Janet Holmes à Court, by Polly Borland - NPG x88473

Janet Holmes à Court

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, July 1999
NPG x88473

Leo McKern, by Polly Borland - NPG x88474

Leo McKern

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88474

Barrington Pheloung, by Polly Borland - NPG x88475

Barrington Pheloung

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88475

Bruce Gyngell, by Polly Borland - NPG x88476

Bruce Gyngell

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88476

Leanne Benjamin, by Polly Borland - NPG x88478

Leanne Benjamin

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88478

Kit McMahon, by Polly Borland - NPG x88479

Kit McMahon

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88479

Rebecca Hossack, by Polly Borland - NPG x88480

Rebecca Hossack

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88480

Peter Conrad, by Polly Borland - NPG x88481

Peter Conrad

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88481

Elisabeth Murdoch, by Polly Borland - NPG x88482

Elisabeth Murdoch

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, October 1999
NPG x88482

Marc Newson, by Polly Borland - NPG x88483

Marc Newson

by Polly Borland
bromide print, November 1999
NPG x88483

Alan Freeman, by Polly Borland - NPG x88484

Alan Freeman

by Polly Borland
bromide print, September 1999
NPG x88484

Leon Davis, by Polly Borland - NPG x88485

Leon Davis

by Polly Borland
bromide print, November 1999
NPG x88485

Peter Tatchell, by Polly Borland - NPG x88486

Peter Tatchell

by Polly Borland
bromide print, November 1999
NPG x88486

John Richard Pilger, by Polly Borland - NPG x88487

John Richard Pilger

by Polly Borland
bromide print, September 1999
NPG x88487

Dame Bridget Margaret Ogilvie, by Polly Borland - NPG x88488

Dame Bridget Margaret Ogilvie

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88488

Tony Clark, by Polly Borland - NPG x88489

Tony Clark

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, August 1999
NPG x88489

Sir Alec Nigel Broers, by Polly Borland - NPG x88490

Sir Alec Nigel Broers

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, September 1999
NPG x88490

John Hillcoat, by Polly Borland - NPG x88491

John Hillcoat

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, July 1999
NPG x88491

Sarah Harmarnee, by Polly Borland - NPG x88492

Sarah Harmarnee

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, August 1999
NPG x88492

Sir Peter John Morris, by Polly Borland - NPG x88493

Sir Peter John Morris

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, November 1999
NPG x88493

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