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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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Roger James Cook, by Polly Borland - NPG x88460

Roger James Cook

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, February 2000
NPG x88460

Elle Macpherson, by Polly Borland - NPG x88461

Elle Macpherson

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, February 2000
NPG x88461

Noah Taylor, by Polly Borland - NPG x88463

Noah Taylor

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, January 2000
NPG x88463

John Williams, by Polly Borland - NPG x88464

John Williams

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, January 2000
NPG x88464

Harry Kewell, by Polly Borland - NPG x88477

Harry Kewell

by Polly Borland
C-type colour print, February 2000
NPG x88477

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Robbie Coltrane

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

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Kerry Fox

by Polly Borland
colour print, 1994
NPG x87278

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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

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Lindsay Kemp

by Polly Borland
colour print, 18 September 1996
NPG x87276

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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

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