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The vigil

by Anthony Anderton

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Before the deluge - with flood waters rising rapidly in the inner city Brisbane suburb of Newfarm - a handful of local residents decided to hang on and wait out the flood peak forecast for early the following morning. In this photograph it was Michael Dwyer, aged 94, refusing to leave his home of 60 years and move to safe ground, with his granddaughter, Gabrielle Dwyer, waiting it out beside him.

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.