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Catherine in black silk gown, 2014

by Chris Budgeon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 Finalist

Catherine seemed a bit melancholy the day I asked her to pose in her ‘Oriental’ room. She is wearing the black silk gown her beloved late husband brought back from Hong Kong in the early 1960s.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Other NPPP photos from Chris Budgeon

Rosita, 2006 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Ruby, 2008 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2009 Finalist
The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Ricki, 2016 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2017 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Previous exhibition, 2015

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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.