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My room, 2015

by Anna Sinclair

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

Ayesha is eight years old and lives with her mother in a home they rent and share with another person. She is standing in her bedroom; however, it remains unused, storing household items. Ayesha prefers sleeping with her mother and sharing her warmth and company to being alone in her bedroom. This photo was taken as part of a series looking at the growing class disparity along one street in Surry Hills, New South Wales.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Other NPPP photos from Anna Sinclair

The Capability, 2017 by Anna Sinclair
2018 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

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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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