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The girls, 2017

by Tamara Dean

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

A tight-knit group of teenage girls from regional south-west NSW look out over a local quarry on the outskirts of town, a place where local teens cool off in the heat of summer. Extending on my 2013 series The Edge, this image is part of a series exploring the relationship between young people and nature in contemporary regional life. Having photographed these girls in a number of locations, I was struck by their fearless, playful, adventurous spirits, a result of them growing up on the land. This project was initiated and commissioned by The Wired Lab.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Other NPPP photos from Tamara Dean

Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, 2013 by Tamara Dean
NPPP 2014 Finalist
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