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Mum, 2011

by Christopher Pearce

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

In a brief moment of time between the continual round of meetings with her many volunteer organisations, mum takes a break. Viv Pearce is a mother, a wife, and a person who enjoys nature, reading a fantasy and having a cup of tea. All those submissions, policies and minutes are temporally lost. She is having a good time and serious things can wait... the world can be saved tomorrow.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Other NPPP photos from Christopher Pearce

Melanie and sighthounds, 2016 by Christopher Pearce
NPPP 2017 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Previous exhibition, 2012

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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.