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Selfless, 2010

by Melissa Wood

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

The men and women of our Australian Army sacrifice so much to protect and defend not only our country but also countries that cannot help themselves. I have taken this photo of Corporal Kathryn Jolley to show that Soldiers are real people. They have families, friends and lives outside of the Army. All the politics and conflict in the world aside, Kat is a regular person. She is a beautiful mum, an amazing wife, a caring sister, and a loving daughter. She chose a career where she gets the chance, no matter how small, to make a difference in the world.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

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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.