Portrait photography sessions at the National Library

Community Event

10 Dec 2022 Once Only Event

Forget Santa! This Christmas, have your portrait taken at the National Library of Australia by the staff from PhotoAccess ACT.

To coincide with our exhibition Viewfinder: Photography from the 1970s to Now, we’ve partnered with PhotoAccess ACT to give you the opportunity to have your portrait taken at the Library.

You’ll be able to takeaway a memento of your visit, create a family memory, or perhaps use the photo as a Christmas present for loved ones. And if that wasn’t enough to sway you to skip the queue for Santa, did we mention that the pictures will be taken on large format cameras?

There will be three portrait stations set up throughout the Library for people to have their portrait taken individually or in groups of two, three or more. One of the photo stations will be located outside the Library building, so you are welcome to bring along your family pet to this particular photo station to have them included in your portrait.

Having your picture taken is free, but bookings are essential. There will be one sitting per group, with a maximum of two photographic prints.

This event is presented by PhotoAccess ACT and the National Library of Australia.


Cafe Carpark Conference/Convention Facilities Family Friendly Lockers Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Restaurant Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

10 Dec 2022

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