Martin Kantor Portrait Prize 2021 Exhibition

Named in honour of the late portrait photographer Martin Kantor, the acquisitive first prize of $15,000 is awarded to an exceptional portrait of a significant Australian recognised within their field of art, letters, science, sport or politics. This exhibition presents the 28 award finalists.

Martin Kantor was a photographer and philanthropist known for his arresting portraits of famous musicians and artists including Iggy Pop, Howard Arkley, Adam Cullen, Dale Frank and Mark Seymour. Kantor founded Brightspace Gallery, St Kilda. This award is proudly supported by the Dara Foundation.


Naomi Cass, Director Castlemaine Art Museum
Max Delany, Artistic Director Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Bill Henson, Photographic Artist
Fiona Sweet, Artistic Director Ballarat International Foto Biennale

People’s Choice Award

The $1,000 People’s Choice Award will be awarded to a finalist, as voted by the public throughout the exhibition period. We invite you to submit your vote for the People’s Choice Award below.Voting closes 28 November 2021.

Submit Your Vote Here