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Shaun

by Ben McNamara

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

Shaun is a blues musician. He sings all day and night about drugs, heartbreak, booze, cigarettes and loneliness. I asked Shaun to think about whether being a professional musician is anything like the fantasy.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Other NPPP photos from Ben McNamara

We were cold, 2019 Ben Mcnamara
NPPP 2020 Finalist
Yukultji and Yalti with their family, 2019 Ben Mcnamara
NPPP 2020 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Previous exhibition, 2016

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.