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The shield, 2009

by James Geer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

Annabel Mazotti and her daughter Lola were in the process of building their dream home, by hand, in Muskvale, Victoria when the bushfires came. Using a broad sweeping gesture with her arm, Annabel built an imaginary shield to protect her property. This photograph was taken on the border, where the shield did its work.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

Other NPPP photos from James Geer

Neato with Daniel, 2015 by James Geer
NPPP 2016 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

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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.