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Miss Alesandra, 2010

by Jacqueline Mitelman

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Winner

I first took photographs of Suzi Alesandra over 25 years ago, and it has been almost that long since I last saw her. I did not recognise her immediately, I thought she was a very interesting looking woman and I liked her hat. As we spoke, she became again the person I had known, an original, striking woman, of courage and spirit. I loved this portrait because for me it captures the self that has always been there.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from Jacqueline Mitelman

Louise, 2009 by Jacqueline Mitelman
2010 Finalist

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Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman
Miss Alesandra, 2010 by Jacqueline Mitelman

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Previous exhibition, 2011

The NPPP exhibition is selected from a national field of entries. The annual exhibition, now in its fourth year, reflects the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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