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Stella, 2021

Michael Bowers

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Stella Fernando on the banks of the Gwydir River where her grandson Gordon Copeland, a 22-year-old Gomeroi man, was last seen. His body was found three months later not far from here.

Courtesy of the artist

People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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