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The Mirror

by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

The mirror – Portrait of Victoria Newell. It was a whisper that spun her so. A lingering whistle that kept her close. And though still, she swore they moved. Her lips into a smile just as quickly removed. But then, again, she saw in her eye. A narrowing, a glower, oh nature defy! Surely mistaken, she looked once more. At the mirror, at the girl whose resemblance she bore.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

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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.