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A Calm So Deep, 2018

by Elizabeth Looker

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Art Handlers' Award

Dorotea asked if she could participate in the photographic study I have been working on for exhibition, The Spirit and the Flesh, capturing the energy and spirit within my subjects. She was so ready to ‘see’ herself, and to show herself to me. Open and honest, adventurous in self-exploration, she was vulnerable with her words and free in her movement.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Elizabeth Looker

Quickly, before it's gone, 2019 Elizabeth Looker
2020 Finalist
Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker
2016 Winner

Related information

Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2019 video: 1 minute
Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2019 video: 1 minute
Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2019 video: 1 minute
Art Handlers' Award NPPP 2019 video: 1 minute

Art Handlers' Award 2019

James & Michelle

The Art Handlers' Award for 2019 went to A Calm So Deep, 2018 by Elizabeth Looker.

Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg
Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg
Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg
Greta In Her Kitchen, 36 weeks, 2018 by Alana Holmberg

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Previous exhibition, 2019

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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