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Lauren and Poppy, 2021

Lauren Sutton

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Just as I was about to return to work from maternity leave, I found all of my work suddenly cancelled as the state went into lockdown because of COVID-19. In isolation at home, I took self portraits to document the time spent with my four-month-old daughter. Alone but together as a family, isolated but also enjoying this forced time to ourselves, uncertain for the future but also never more certain in my role as a mother to my daughter.

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Lauren Sutton and Poppy
Video: 1 minute 24 seconds

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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