The best of digital portraiture shown at the National Portrait Gallery
Advertisement

The best of digital portraiture shown at the National Portrait Gallery

The best of digital portraiture is now on display at the National Portrait Gallery.

The Digital Portraiture Award was established in 2012 to support the growth of digital portraiture, focusing on "screen-based narratives and digital technology".

The Digital Portraiture Award 2017 was won by co-creators Ralph Kenke, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra for the announcement, and Elmar Trefz, in San Francisco via selfie.

The Digital Portraiture Award 2017 was won by co-creators Ralph Kenke, at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra for the announcement, and Elmar Trefz, in San Francisco via selfie.

Photo: Mark Mohell

The winner of the 2017 award, was mixed media installation Selfie Factory by Ralph Kenke and Elmar Trefz.

It employs a real-time stream of Instagram selfies printed on receipt paper, showing in a tangible way the scale of the selfie phenomenon.

The winning entry, Selfie Factory, 2017. Other entries will also be on display at the National Portrait Galley until February.

The winning entry, Selfie Factory, 2017. Other entries will also be on display at the National Portrait Galley until February.

Photo: Supplied
Advertisement

While at the gallery, the selfie factory will be printing for 15 minutes at a time during the exhibition at 10.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm.

If you use the hashtag #selfiefactory on Instagram you will jump the queue and see your images printed ahead of plain, old #selfie.

The artists received $10,000 and a professional development residency at The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

Ralph Kenke was in Canberra to receive the award. His co-creator, Elmar Trefz, was there in spirit. He was in San Francisco but posted a selfie using #selfiefactory, the image printed during the proceedings.

The Digital Portraiture Award 2017 will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery until February 18.

Most Viewed in National

Loading

Morning & Afternoon Newsletter

Delivered Mon–Fri.

By signing up you accept our privacy policy and conditions of use