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Confronted

by Tim Tam

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

This work is inspired by renowned graffiti artist, Banksy. I had been planning a series of portraits in which subjects contend with evil shadows, representing the darker aspects of their nature. Kiem Nguyen approached me independently with the same idea, except the shadows would be graffiti art in the style of Banksy. This image also references the infamous execution of Nguyễn Văn Lém by Nguyễn Ngọc Loan on a street in Saigon on February 1, 1968.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

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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.