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Aadi and Alamelu Ganesan

by Sandra Ramacher

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Aadi is Alamelu's daughter. She was born in Sydney and is first generation Australian. Alamelu came to Australia in 1992 to fulfil an arranged marriage. In India, she was a fully qualified GP and it took her ten years to become qualified in Australia. She says it was the hardest ten years of her life because there was no emotional support provided to immigrants and there still isn't. Aadi says she does not experience any of the difficulties her mother did and thinks Australia is one of the most accepting countries in the world.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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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.