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Dad at 93 years old, 2006

by Gary Heery

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

It's the oddest thing, asking your ninety-five-year-old father to take off his clothes. But he did it without complaint until he got down to his boxer shorts. Then he stopped and looked at me. 'Yes Dad . . . everything.' 'Okay,okay. What did you say this was for?' 'Posterity, Dad.' 'Okay, but don't show this to any of the women at the nursing home. They might get excited.'

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Other NPPP photos from Gary Heery

Robyn Nevin, 2012 by Gary Heery
NPPP 2013 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

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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.