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Julian, 2008

by Zorica Purlija

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

This is the brother of my daughter's friend at their farewell party for their house which was being demolished. The kids were allowed to completely cover the interior with paint. I recorded the event. I like this photo for the intensity in Julian's eyes, ablaze with new hopes and a new chapter.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Other NPPP photos from Zorica Purlija

Yumi on fire, one and a half hours before the eclipse of the moon, 2006 by Zorica Purlija
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Lisa, 2009 by Zorica Purlija
NPPP 2010 Finalist

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Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne

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.