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Teurai, 2011

by BILLIEJEANISNOTMYLOVER

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Capturing the combination of Teurai Chanakira's beauty, strength and intelligence was the aim for this portrait. Born in Zimbabwe and now living in Australia, Teurai is a writer, fashion model and tireless social campaigner. As the founder of the Elizabeth Chanakira Cancer Trust, Teurai raises awareness of the terrifying and escalating incidents of cancer in Zimbabwe. The Trust is a living tribute to her mother who lost her battle with the disease last year. In our portrait, Teurai is poised delicately at the intersection of vivid living colour and dark shadow. BILLIEJEANISNOTMYLOVER is Jolyon James and Raphael Ruz.

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.

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