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Alice in Wonderland

by Suzi Lyon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

I started taking photographs of myself when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I could see myself looking intently at myself in the mirror, and I wanted to record that looking. In this way I was stepping back and observing the processes and changes that were happening to my body. I like the title Alice in Wonderland. I live in Alice Springs, Alice herself was a real woman, and the 'wondering' is not a reference to will I live or will I die, but rather to my curiosity about what was happening to me.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

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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.