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McCaughey Street, Turner, 1959

by Heather Corrigan

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

McCaughey Street, Turner, 1959 is part of the series ‘Searching for the Family’. This work has been developed by reconstructing photographs from my family album dating back to the 1950s. As I explored my family photo album I came across images of family outings and simple snapshots of my family enjoying themselves. Through reconstruction I tried to relate to these moments. ‘Searching for the Family’ conveys nostalgia for the joyous times represented in my family photographs. My connection with these constructions reveals my strong desire to be there, to have been part of such wonderful and apparently happy moments.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

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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.