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Sixteen, 2010

by Janet Tavener

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

I often see my 16-year-old daughter, Mikala Tavener Hanks, sitting at the bottom of the stairs of our home. It is a busy place in the house but it is where she chooses to pause at the end of each school day. This photograph of her shows conflicting imagery…the sophistication and beauty of her hands and posture, yet at the same time we see the awkwardness of her legs, worn shoes and bony knees of a child on the way to adulthood.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from Janet Tavener

The Lino Hunter, 2015 by Janet Tavener
NPPP 2016 Finalist
The Living Room, 2012 by Janet Tavener
NPPP 2013 Finalist

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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.