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Tarcissius, 2006

by Heide Smith

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

Tarcissius is an angry young boy, who has already experienced more than his fair share of trauma and sadness. I found him in the school grounds at Nguiu Bathurst Island, having just been excluded from class for not cooperating.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Other NPPP photos from Heide Smith

Surrounded by music, 2008 by Heide Smith
NPPP 2009 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.