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Transition, 2008

by Bronek Kozka

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

'Transition' is about the relative safety that transitional accommodation can provide. The subject of the photograph, Kathryn, described her situation: 'I would like to finally be in secure housing. This will enable me and my children to spend more time together stress free. The security and peace of mind it will provide me with will allow my mind to be clear and free to discover what things I would like to do in the future. This involves studies, work and repaying kindness.'

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Other NPPP photos from Bronek Kozka

Barry, 2006 by Bronek Kozka
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Kew House 2: Bedtime, 2009 by Bronek Kozka
NPPP 2010 Finalist

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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.