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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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Felix, Petty Cash Café Marrickville, 2019

Fiona Wolf-Symeonides

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 Finalist

‘I’m not a man, I’m not a woman. Gender isn’t real; it’s a structure created, enforced, and policed by our society, and I’m here to tear it down. I identify as queer, trans, gender non-conforming (gnc) and non-binary (nb). I ask people to use the pronouns “they” and “them” when referring to me. My story isn’t my body. We minimise wildly varied life experiences and perpetuate the lie that gender is binary and defined by our genitals. Ask me about what has shifted within my spirit, heart, mental health, confidence, connections, family. Ask me about my personal growth and self-awareness.’

People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Voting closes Sunday 31 May 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Other NPPP photos from Fiona Wolf-Symeonides

Crowned Madonna with kids, 2013 by Fiona Wolf-Symeonides
NPPP 2014 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

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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.