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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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Lenny, 2019

Karen Waller

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 Finalist

Lenny Willis was born in the Tarcoola hospital in 1956. His mother, Gracie, a Yankuntjatjarra woman, married his father, Tommy, the son of Irish immigrants. With his ten siblings, Lenny lived on Bon Bon Station until the late 1960s. Today, Lenny lives in Kingoonya and works on Wilgena Station as a contract musterer.  In this harsh outback environment in the north of South Australia, I discover in him a warmth and generosity of spirit.

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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.