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Creative angst, 2011

by Mark Tedeschi

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Patricia Harry is an abstract artist whose astoundingly evocative work has the power and energy of a much younger artist. A long time teacher at the Canberra Art School, she is now a full-time painter following her own idiosyncratic interest in colour, paint and gesture. I love this image because it captures the angst and emotional trauma that goes into producing one of her paintings.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Other NPPP photos from Mark Tedeschi

Rocking the boat, 2006 by Mark Tedeschi
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Shall I be mother?, 2008 by Mark Tedeschi
NPPP 2009 Finalist

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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.