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The Citigroup Private Bank Australian Photographic Portrait Prize

Art Gallery of New South Wales

25 March to 28 May 2006

Winner announced Friday 24 March at 12noon (media only)

Now in its fourth year, the Photographic Portrait Prize - a Citigroup Award attracts entries from around Australia. As with the Archibald Prize, the subjects are wide-ranging, often revealing an intimate insight into people in their everyday life, or the side of a celebrity not seen before.

The annual exhibition of finalists selected for the Photographic Portrait Prize is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in conjunction with the 2006 Archibald Prize, from 25 March to 28 May. The winner receives $20 000 acquisitive.

The Photographic Portrait Prize is open to photographers who are residents of Australia. All still photo-based art is considered, including all types of analogue and digital photography.

The judges for the 2006 Prize are Edmund Capon, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Lindy Lee and Rosemary Laing.

"Through the support of The Citigroup Private Bank, the prize encourages excellence in photography, and is a highlight in the Gallery’s exhibition calendar," said Edmund Capon, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

"The Citigroup Private Bank is delighted to partner with the Art Gallery of New South Wales to provide both professional and aspiring Australian photographic artists the opportunity to exhibit their outstanding works and to promote photography as a fine art form," said Jeremy Nestel, Head of Private Banking Australia and New Zealand.

On view:Saturday 25 March to Sunday 28 May 2006
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney 2000
Telephone:(02) 9225 1744 or national toll free 1800 679 278
Hours:10am to 5pm 7 days a week
(closed Christmas Day & Easter Friday)
Art After Hours until 9pm every Wednesday
Admission:$8 adults, $6 concession/student/member
Includes entry to the Archibald, Wynne Sulman Prizes
Media Information and Interviews:Susanne Briggs
(02) 9225 1791 or
mobile 0412 268 320
Email Claire Martin
(02) 9225 1734
or mobile 0414 437 588