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Mastura, 2016

by Brett Canet-Gibson

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Highly Commended

This portrait of Australian-born Muslim mother of three, Mastura, was made on the city streets of Perth using natural light and a portable backdrop. Mastura works as a lifestyle and fashion blogger and marketing consultant; she is also a full-time mum. When this image was taken Mastura was only weeks away from giving birth to her third child.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Brett Canét-Gibson

Unmasked - Bob Gordon, 2022 Brett Canét-Gibson
2022 Finalist
Trevor Jamieson
2017 Finalist
Bodie, 2017 by Brett Canet-Gibson
2018 Finalist
Tiffany, 2015 by Brett Canet-Gibson
2016 Finalist
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