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Nix, 2016

by Elke Meitzel

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

This portrait of Nixon is from a series of portraits called ‘The essence of youth’ and explores issues of identity. I am a lens-based artist working primarily in photography and video. I have a strong interest in the cinematic, and my work is inspired by real-life events. It is highly constructed and rooted somewhere in the space between reality and fiction.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Elke Meitzel

Joey, 2014 by Elke Meitzel
NPPP 2015 Finalist

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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.