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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 two portrait stations featuring the beautiful Library backdrop for people to have their portrait taken individually or in groups of two, three or more. Both photo locations are outside the Library building, so you are welcome to bring along your family pet 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. 

Please note that there may be wait times to get your photos taken and for the prints to be developed and processed. While waiting, be sure to check out the range of other offerings at your National Library, including the Viewfinder exhibition, the Bookshop and Bookplate cafe.

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

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