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The girls, 2017

by Tamara Dean

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

The girls, 2017

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.

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