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The Queen of Deakin

by Julia Ann Cameron

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

Alison is unforgettable. From across a room she shone out with an outfit that was gorgeously suitable and, clearly, meticulously chosen. She was flattered when I asked if I could take her picture; little would she have known that I was trying to capture the sense of awe that she evoked in me. In the hour we talked, we covered her kids, her hats, her shoes and her regard for Queen Elisabeth II. After I visited her again, I realised that people are drawn to her. One of my favourite quotes from Alison is, ‘My shoes are as old as the mountains’.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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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.