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Look at me (I)

by Saleheh Gholami

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

I was raised in a place where everyone had to be the same, believe the same, wear the same, and generally have the same qualities in life. It was an environment and society where individuality was not considered. Now I live in Perth, as an Afghan-Australian. I do not feel the same any more, and I think this is a chance to question and observe things around me; I believe this is the best way to narrow the gap between the two societies. I was inspired by Malick Sidibé's cultural portraits and photographs. The subject in these photographs is Zahra Gholami.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Previous exhibition, 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.