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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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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

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