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My Two Sides, 2016

by David Anthony Knight

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

Yvonne Morris, Australian-Filipino dual national, had always dreamed of becoming a body piercer: ‘That lasted about a year. Throughout that year I had the mindset that I would grow as a piercer, modify my body in so many ways. I was so comfortable with my appearance – with
my tattoos – up until recently [when] I have felt more self-conscious, being in the fashion industry as a model. I have constant thoughts that maybe I should give it up because I have tattoos, but modelling is where my passion lies.’

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from David Knight

Alyssa, 2006 by David Knight
NPPP 2007 Finalist

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Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay, 2016 Gary Grealy
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.