Portrait of Dr Ken Crispin

Portrait of Hon Dr Ken Crispin QC Dr Ken Crispin was a barrister and Queens Counsel specializing in criminal law, ACT Director of Public Prosecutions, a Judge of the ACT Supreme Court, President of the ACT Court of Appeal, chair of the ACT Law Reform Commission, and author of a number of books, including “Quest […]

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Portrait of Sir Mark Oliphant

Portrait of Sir Mark Oliphant I photographed Sir Mark Oliphant in 1994 at his home in Canberra for a collection I was working on called “The Canberrans – a Vintage Selection”. The exhibition in support of The Council for the Ageing, was held in the ACT Legislative Assembly Building and was launched by the Chief […]

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Portrait of Jack Thompson

Portrait of Jack Thompson   Jack Thompson AM is a Living Legend of Australian Cinema. He had leading roles in many films but the ones I remember particularly well are “Breaker Morant” and “The Man from Snowy River”. Another claim to fame was his appearance in Cleo magazine as the first nude male centrefold in […]

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Portrait of Rodney Hall

Portrait of Rodney Hall AM Rodney Hall is a poet, acclaimed author of 11 books, winner of two Miles Franklin Awards, and a previous chair of the Australia Council for the Arts. This portrait of Rodney Hall was taken in 1982 at his home near Bermagui on the south coast of NSW. It is part […]

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A Photographers Tale – part 3

In addition to the Fotokino exhibition which I mentioned in Part Two of my tale, my work was also represented in a number of international exhibitions in Europe and Asia. After my apprenticeship, I had joined the editorial staff of a local daily newspaper as a photo-journalist in 1959. When my pictures appeared in the […]

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Boutros Boutros Gali

Last week Boutros Boutros Ghali, Egyption reformer, diplomat, academic and the sixth Secretary General of the United Nations passed away. This is an image I took at the National Press Club in Canberra in 1995 You can see my NPC 1984-96 Collection at https://heidesmith.com/image-bank/npc-speakers

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