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Vicki Lee and Billy Higginson, 2010

by Jim Rolon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

Vicki and Billy are from Perth. I was in Tamworth for the festival and I heard them playing as I walked past the Red Cross Hall. They were playing and singing beautifully in the hall and having fun. Vicki and Billy are very talented having won major awards for their singing. I set up my kit and took this photograph. As a portrait photographer for all of my working life, this brief experience of seeing and connecting with my subject is what I love most of all.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from Jim Rolon

Caroline Barton, 2006 by Jim Rolon
NPPP 2007 Finalist

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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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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.