portrait collections

   heide smith’s portrait collections   The Portrait Collections of Heide Smith contain some of her best known images. Heide regards herself as a People Photographer. These images were taken on assignments, personal projects and travels, over a period of more than 60 years. They include international icons such as The Daili Lama, Presidents, Governor Generals and […]

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cambodia 1993

 photographs of cambodian temples 1993  About Photographs of Cambodian Temples 1993: In 1993 I made two trips to Cambodia with journalist Marje Prior to photograph Australians working for the United Nations (UNTAC) in the lead up to the elections. A book”Shooting at the Moon” was published,and was launched at the Sydney Town Hall. I donated the collection […]

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npc speakers 1984

 heide smith’s portraits of National Press Club speakers 1984-96  About National Press Club Speakers From 1984-1986, as well as running my own studio, I was the official photographer for the National Press Club (NPC) in Canberra.It was a wonderful experience, during which time I met many of the great personalities of that era, such as the […]

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australian photographers 1984

 heide smith’s portraits of australian photographers  Portraits of Australian Photographers: In 1984 I photographed leading professional photographers from every state in Australia for an exhibition “Portrait of an Industry”. The project was sponsored by Ilford, and was launched at the Australian National Library in Canberra. The exhibition later traveled throughout Australia, and I have been adding […]

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noted australians 1971

 heide smith’s portraits of noted australians  about portraits of noted australians: I have been fortunate to have photographed many outstanding Australians. This collection is a who’s who of Australian high achievers over a period of almost 50 years. There are more portraits of equally Noted Australians in the Gallery of Portraits of Canberrans.  To see an enlargement, […]

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oyster farmers 2013

 portraits of oyster farmers 2013  About portraits of oyster farmers: The Collection contains photographs of oyster farmers working on the New South Wales South Coast from Nowra to Eden. The exhibition was launched at Parliament House Canberra, and exhibitions were held at a dozen towns on the South Coast. It was sponsored by Australia’s Oyster Coast […]

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nsw south coast 1998

 heide smith’s photographs of nsw south coast  About photographs of the nsw south coast: In 1998 Brian and I left Canberra to begin a new life near Narooma on the NSW south coast. Our home sat on a small peninsula surrounded by forest and the waters of Wagonga Inlet; it was a nature photographers paradise and […]

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pegasus 1996

 heide smith’s pegasus  riding for the disabled 1996   about pegasus – riding  for the disabled. Launched by MP John Langmore at the Canberra Theatre in aid of Pegasus in 1996, these photographs recorded both staff and students at the Pegasus Riding for the disabled.To see an enlargement, and/or to purchase an image, click on a thumbnail.  

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tradesmen of fyshwick 1987

 heide smith’s portraits of tradesmen of fyshwick  About the tradesmen of fyshwick collection. In 1987 we put up posters all over Fyshwick, a Canberra industrial suburb, saying “Wanted Dead or Alive, tradesmen to be photographed for an exhibition”. For weeks, my studio was swamped with tradesmen carrying the tools of their trade. The ensuing exhibition, held […]

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portraits of canberrans 1989

 heide smith’s portraits of canberrans  About Portraits of Canberrans:  In 1994 an exhibition, “The Canberrans A Vintage Selection” was launched at the ACT Legislative Assembly. It featured some of Canberra’s best known senior citizens. The current collection is now much larger. Many of the sitters should really be  in the “Noted Australians” Collection, but there just isn’t […]

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