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Ella in Callala Bay, 2018

by Aletheia Casey

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

My niece Ella at my parents’ house, Callala Bay. This image is an exploration of childhood, and the meaningful relationships we have as children with nature and animals. The photograph is part of a wider series that explores the complexity and duality of family, home and belonging, played out amongst the light and shadows which co-exist within life.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Aletheia Casey

Sayeh: from the series Iranians, 2011 by Aletheia Casey
NPPP 2012 Finalist

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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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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.

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