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Saltwater Cowboys, 2013

by Tamara Voninski

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist

A candid behind-the-scenes portrait of ‘Saltwater Cowboy’ Aboriginal culture in Broome, Western Australia. During the dry season, ‘saltwater cowboys’ gather to ride bulls and bucking broncos in rodeos throughout the Kimberley region. The majority of the bull riders are Aboriginal cowboys, such as Ambrose Dann (left) from Derby and Terrence Carter (right) from Fitzroy Crossing.

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.