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Cliffy, 2015

by Rhett Hammerton

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

Cliff “Cliffy” Gawukdhun Dhamarrandji is a five-year-old Yolngu boy living in Galiwinku on Elcho Island. One of his favourite activities is hunting latjin (mangrove worms) in the dense mangrove areas that fringe parts of the island.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Other NPPP photos from Rhett Hammerton

Kumantjayi, 2010 by Rhett Hammerton
NPPP 2011 Finalist
Katherine, NT / Harrietville, VIC, 2017 by Rhett Hammerton
NPPP 2018 Finalist
Pulangkita pitjangu (When the blanket came), 2019 Rene Kulitja and Rhett Hammerton
NPPP 2020 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

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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.