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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.

Quickly, before it's gone, 2019

Elizabeth Looker

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 Finalist

Jude and her granddaughter, Grace. This image reminds me of the ephemeral nature of our existence. How important it is to connect. Quickly, before it's gone – a life, the light, the moment, time.

People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Voting closes Sunday 26 April 2020. Terms and conditions apply.

View all the NPPP 2020 finalists

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Other NPPP photos from Elizabeth Looker

A Calm So Deep, 2018 by Elizabeth Looker
NPPP 2019 Art Handlers' Award
Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker
NPPP 2016 Winner
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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.