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Tracey, 2018

by Rod McNicol

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

Tracey, a dear friend of mine, is an Aboriginal woman with a background from both the Yorta Yorta people from the Shepparton area, and the Gunditjmara mob down Warnambool way. For years now, though, Tracey has been part of the local mob here in Fitzroy. I, too, am a long-term local of Fitzroy, having lived and worked in an old warehouse studio here on the infamous Smith Street for decades now. Smith Street is also where the local mob has always congregated; I have become very close to them over the years, forming a particularly close and enduring friendship with Tracey.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Other NPPP photos from Rod McNicol

Barry Jones AC, 2021 Rod McNicol
2022 Finalist
Self-portrait, 2015 by Rod McNicol
2016 Finalist
My friend Siu’s dear mother, Mrs Chan, 2014 by Rod McNicol
2015 Finalist
Jack Charles
2012 Winner
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