Finalist - Inaugural Kennedy Awards

My portrait of underworld figure Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read was shortlisted for Outstanding Portrait at the inaugural Kennedy Awards for journalistic excellence in New South Wales. The awards are in honour of legendary police and crime reporter Les Kennedy, who died a year earlier. I had worked with Les at both News Ltd during my cadetship and again later at The Sydney Morning Herald on many stories.

Tamara Dean took out the prize but at least I got drunk.

My portrait of Mark Brandon ‘Chopper’ Read

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