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The Perch Creek Family Jugband

by John Van-Den-Broeke

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

This great family band was playing at the Bangalow Sunday Markets. It was only at home, when looking at the photo on the computer, that I realised the young fellow, Chrisi, had an artificial leg and that there were many other things I had missed in this photo. This makes me wonder just how observant, as a photographer, I am.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Other NPPP photos from John van-den-Broeke

Sisters, 2010 by John Van-Den-Broeke
NPPP 2011 Finalist
Train travellers, 2012 by John Van-Den-Broeke
NPPP 2013 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
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.