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Rocking the boat

by Mark Tedeschi

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

Nicholas Cowdery is my boss. He is also the Director of Public Prosecutions. Although I like Nick very much and think that he is a terrific Director, the politicians don't like him much, because he is constantly rocking their boat. I took this photo at Pittwater on the outskirts of Sydney. I thought that Nick had a yacht, but when I arrived at Pittwater to photograph him, I found out that all he had was this little orange boat. As it turned out, it was all for the best.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Other NPPP photos from Mark Tedeschi

Shall I be mother?, 2008 by Mark Tedeschi
NPPP 2009 Finalist
Creative angst, 2011 by Mark Tedeschi
NPPP 2012 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.