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Joseph and Worm, 2008

by Justin Spiers

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010 Finalist

Joseph Tipiloura was photographed in the Tiwi Islands for an ongoing series investigating relationships between people and animals. I was particularly struck by Joseph's towering physicality, yet his gentle nature was conveyed in the way he held Worm's paw.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2010

Other NPPP photos from Justin Spiers

George and Donny, 2008 by Justin Spiers
2009 Finalist
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