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The uncertain recovery, 2012

by Arianne McNaught

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

This image was part of a mini series of work based on a very short period within my family’s life. My Mother, Leanne McNaught, has recently undergone surgery to remove tumours from her eye and hand. I focussed on the recovery process and the uncertainty of not knowing if these tumours could prove to be cancerous. I was really focussing on the fear of her possible absence and further illness.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Arianne Ruth McNaught

Eden, 2011 by Arianne McNaught
2012 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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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.

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