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Ruby, 2008

by Chris Budgeon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 Finalist

This image has been taken from a current project which examines how children are expressing their feelings and anxieties in reaction to the constant stimuli being generated by modern society. There is also an attempt to visualize these fears through the filtered memory of my own childhood experiences. Are the emotional responses the same, or has there been a fundamental shift in how children perceive, interact and cope with their environment?

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009

Other NPPP photos from Chris Budgeon

Rosita, 2006 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2007 Finalist
The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Ricki, 2016 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2017 Finalist
Catherine in black silk gown, 2014 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2015 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.