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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.

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TWO WAYS/A dualistic system, 2017

by Dave Laslett

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Finalist

Ngarrindjeri Elder Uncle Moogy is one of the busiest men I've ever met, and yet he makes time to preserve his culture, every day showing the importance of his connection to country and the people – his people – that it is made up of. Slipping between the two worlds seamlessly, Major Sumner (as he is formally known) takes a call from his granddaughter, whose birthday party he is late for.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Other NPPP photos from Dave Laslett

HOMELAND The importance of place, 2014 by Dave Laslett
NPPP 2015 Finalist
The Unbreakable, 2018 by Dave Laslett
NPPP 2019 Finalist
1967, 2019 Dave Laslett
NPPP 2020 Finalist

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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.