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Tiffany, 2015

by Brett Canet-Gibson

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 Finalist

This portrait of Tiffany Toovey was shot on the street using a portable backdrop with natural light. Most days I meander through Perth’s city streets looking for people to photograph. I see someone and simply ask if they would mind having a portrait taken, nine out of ten people say they would love to. When I saw Tiffany at a curb side café, she projected the attitude of a new young woman - strong, confident, creative and in control of her future. She stood in front of my backdrop and looked straight into the lens, twelve frames later we parted. 

Other NPPP photos from Brett Canet-Gibson

Trevor Jamieson, 2016 Brett Canet-Gibson
NPPP 2017 Finalist
Bodie, 2017 by Brett Canet-Gibson
NPPP 2018 Finalist
Mastura, 2016 by Brett Canet-Gibson
NPPP 2017 Highly Commended
Jessica, 2014 by Brett Canet-Gibson
NPPP 2015 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.