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Kaloti Parmjit, 2012

by Louise Whelan

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

This is a portrait of Kaloti Parmjit taken on the stairs leading to the temple at the Australian Sikh Association in Glenwood, New South Wales. The association is the largest registered body of the Sikhs in the Southern Hemisphere. I have photographed the Sikh community as part of a social documentary project for the State Library of New South Wales. The Sikhs’ ideals are based on equality, sharing, and the oneness of all humankind. The Sikh people I have meet are generous, warm and honest; they treat me like an old friend. The serenity of the temple and its people is most inviting.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Louise Whelan

Dusty and Jed, 2015 by Louise Whelan
2016 Finalist
Millie, 2011 by Louise Whelan
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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