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My father the artist, 2009

by Jason McCarthy

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

This is a portrait of my father Ken McCarthy (1930-2009), watercolour artist of Australian birdlife and my hero. He reluctantly agreed to me taking his portrait in his living room in front of the screen that he had painted for my mother. When I showed him the final print he said he loved the colours. One month after this portrait sitting he passed away.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

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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.