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Feather and the Goddess Pool

by Natalie Grono

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 People's Choice Award

People's Choice Award, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Feather is a local identity of Byron Bay and is known for her youthful and vibrant character. Each day she rides her bike into town and then walks around the precarious rocky headlands to little Wategos Beach where she makes a ritual of swimming in the Goddess Pool.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Other NPPP photos from Natalie Grono

Sisters Isla and Elki role-play as princesses, 2015 by Natalie Grono
NPPP 2016 Finalist

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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.