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Miss Alesandra, 2010

by Jacqueline Mitelman

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 exhibition

Winner, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

I first took photographs of Suzi Alesandra over 25 years ago, and it has been almost that long since I last saw her. I did not recognise her immediately, I thought she was a very interesting looking woman and I liked her hat. As we spoke, she became again the person I had known, an original, striking woman, of courage and spirit. I loved this portrait because for me it captures the self that has always been there.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

Previous exhibition, 2010

The National Photographic Portrait Prize is an annual event intended to promote the very best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

Miss Alesandra, 2010
Miss Alesandra, 2010
Miss Alesandra, 2010
Miss Alesandra, 2010

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Previous exhibition, 2012

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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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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