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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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Zareth, 2009

by Scott Bycroft

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 exhibition

Winner, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

Zareth Long is a quietly spoken young man from Wiluna on the edge of the Western Desert of Western Australia. He attended school at the Clontarf Aboriginal College in Perth where I captured him observing the proceedings of a swimming carnival. He made no attempts to pose for the camera, he simply directed his gaze to the lens on my approach, had his photo taken, and then carried on with his business. All very organic.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

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