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Engagement, 8, 2017

by Timothy James Coad

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

This is a photograph of Ish, from a series titled Engagements with Twilight. Twilight is an ephemeral, transitional moment in time – an intimate engagement with the immediacy, power and sublimity of natural forces. The threshold and tenuous grip we have on life propels me to investigate the fragility of existence and reality. My work explores the tension of a loss of place and loss of self-identity, a distancing and detachment.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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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.