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Ahn & Pete, The Bus Stop Project

by Simone Darcy

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

This portrait of Ahn Wells and Peter Speight is part of ‘The Bus Stop Project’, a series of ‘exposing’ portraits taken in the early morning winter months of 2011 and into 2012. This image was taken in the bus stop in Hunter Street, Newcastle. The artist-built bus stop features domestic wallpaper and objects placed behind glass, giving a sense of the home. It has become a home for a number of locals who live on the street and take refuge in the shelter throughout the day and night. My dear friend and well known sculptor Peter Speight passed away in September 2012.

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.