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Ricki, 2016

by Chris Budgeon

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

This image was selected from the series of figure studies titled ‘Ancient of Days’. The project seeks out connections with early 19th century Australian artists like Hugh Ramsay and Aileen Dent. Ricki personifies the lean, fit labourertype of life models that were often preferred by artists of those times when painting figure studies.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Chris Budgeon

Rosita, 2006 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Ruby, 2008 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2009 Finalist
The Boss, Ross Wilson, 2009 Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Catherine in black silk gown, 2014 by Chris Budgeon
NPPP 2015 Finalist

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Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 Gary Grealy

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.