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Chest piece

by Jeremy Shaw

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 Finalist

If body parts are real estate for art, then the chest is prime land reserved for the most important marks and messages. Now more popular than ever, the design of a tattoo, its size, visibility and positioning on the body still speaks of individual choice and of personal story.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Other NPPP photos from Jeremy Shaw

Jordie, 2015 by Jeremy Shaw
NPPP 2016 Finalist
What the world needs now is love, 2012 by Jeremy Shaw
NPPP 2013 Finalist

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Portrait of Ali, 2014 by Hoda Afshar

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Previous exhibition, 2015

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting 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.