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Nobby Looking Back, 2015

by Carol Elvin

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

Nobby is my eighty seven-year-old father- in-law. He moved to Australia from England in 1959. His career as a doctor includes stints as medical superintendent at multiple hospitals around Australia. He has a passion for the Australian bush and enjoys daily walks in the nearby hills and reserves. I have enjoyed his vivid and colourful life stories when walking with him. My time with Nobby has taught me to keep the body and mind active for as long as possible, and listen and learn from those who are looking back.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

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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.