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Adalita Srsen, 2013

by Anita Beaney

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist

In a world that is moving fast with digital technology, I prefer to adopt a considered pace. I love "old" photographic processes and chose a Linhoff 5 x 4 field camera, to take this shot of Adalita. Formerly the lead singer of "Magic Dirt" she now has a successful solo career. Whilst getting to know her I was struck by her beauty- in her appearance, voice and quietly strong character. I find in our society we are exposed to many images; dignified images of women often lacking. I hope I can contribute to a remedy.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Other NPPP photos from Anita Beaney

Alexandra Schepisi, 2011 by Anita Beaney
2012 Finalist

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Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen
Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen
Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen
Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen

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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