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Bruce Pascoe

by Kim Batterham

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

I first met Bruce as an interviewee for the historical documentary series First Australians. We spent several days together and his powerful language and views on the history of Aboriginal Australia really shook me. He was empowered by his discovery, in his twenties, of his own Indigenous heritage.

Bruce Pascoe has written over twenty books including the novel Bloke and the history Convincing Ground. He has a Kulin heritage and is a member of the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages. He lives at Gipsy Point, East Gippsland, has two children and is finding it difficult to retire from cricket.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Previous exhibition, 2009

In its second year at the National Portrait Gallery, and for the first time touring to other venues, the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 continues to present surprising perspectives on the nature of contemporary portrait photography.

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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.