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Charlie, 2017

by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 Winner

Charlie is one of the younger residents at Ainslie Village in Canberra, a social housing complex that provides accommodation and access to support services for some of the city’s most vulnerable inhabitants. Living at ‘the Vil’, as it is affectionately called, Charlie is near his father, Matt, who is also a resident.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Other NPPP photos from Lee Grant

Zara, 18, Babinda, FNQ. From the series 'The Land of Oz', 2018 by Lee Grant
2019 Finalist
The Duots: a family portrait, 2009 by Lee Grant
2010 Finalist
Clare and Bella, 2010 by Lee Grant
2011 Finalist

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Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant
Charlie, 2017 by Lee Grant

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Previous exhibition, 2018

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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