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Play, 2010

by Sarah Rhodes

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

Boy’s own adventure and theatre have always captured children’s imaginations. They are forums to explore adult themes. Sam Herbert, teetering on the edge of teenage hood, is fascinated by hunting and developing survival skills in the bush. He plays these ideas out at his cubbyhouse, on the banks of the Break O’Day River, in Tasmania.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from Sarah Rhodes

The Christening, 2014 by Sarah Rhodes
NPPP 2015 Finalist
Sophie, 2013 by Sarah Rhodes
NPPP 2014 Finalist
Mirror identical twins with autism, 2018 by Sarah Rhodes
NPPP 2019 Finalist
Paper plane, 2019 Sarah Rhodes
NPPP 2020 Finalist

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

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Previous exhibition, 2011

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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.