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Eden, 2011

by Arianne McNaught

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Beauty comes in many different forms and is just as subjective as photography. I love my little sister's face because it is dusted with freckles. I really wanted to capture her when she forgets that I have a camera in front of her face. I wanted that moment just after a smile, when the expression reveals the authentic self. I think the magic of portraits is being able to take a photograph as if the photographer is completely absent.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Other NPPP photos from Arianne Ruth McNaught

The uncertain recovery, 2012 by Arianne McNaught
NPPP 2013 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.