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Sophie at 17, 2021

Ilana Rose

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Sophie Howard, 17, in transitional housing. 'So my homelessness started, I guess, with my home situation and just where I was living wasn't a very safe place for me to be. I had my 17th birthday in a refuge for women. It's sad. I mean no one wants to be in that situation or in that predicament. It just makes you feel like you have hit rock-bottom at that point, especially when you're so young, you just feel like you should be with a loving family and to be able to feel safe, and not everyone gets that opportunity.'

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People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Vote for your chance to win...
1 x NPPP catalogue
1 x night at Midnight hotel Autograph Collection
1 x annual family membership to the Circle of Friends
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The photographer who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award will receive $5,000 courtesy of The David Roche Foundation.

Voting closes Sunday 25 September 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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