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Ring Master, 2013

by Jennifer Voudiotis

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist

Andrew is one of the trapeze artists at Avalon Circus, a professional, community and youth circus based in Newcastle. I was welcomed into their space to take photos as they mingled and prepared for the evening show. Circumstances made Andrew Ring Master on the previous night and he did such a good job that it was decided he should continue. I captured Andrew's pensiveness as he waited patiently backstage, gathering his thoughts and words to commemorate ANZAC Day at the opening of that evening's performance. He was giving the eyeliner a go for the first time that night.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Previous exhibition, 2014

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.