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Bobby Bunungurr, 2016

by Tobias Titz

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Art Handlers' Award

This portrait of artist Bobby Bunungurr was taken in his hometown of Ramingining Arnhemland. Bobby shares the image making process by edging his totem in the wet emulsion of the large format Polaroid negative. This image is part of an ongoing project which started in 1998.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Tobias Titz

Noel Charlie, 2011 by Tobias Titz
2012 Finalist

Related information

Art Handlers' Award 2017 video: 30 seconds
Art Handlers' Award 2017 video: 30 seconds
Art Handlers' Award 2017 video: 30 seconds
Art Handlers' Award 2017 video: 30 seconds

Art Handlers' Award 2017

The art handlers have chosen Bobby Bunungurr by Tobias Titz as their favourite portrait for the NPPP 2017.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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