2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize

Originally titled ‘Lucinda with stung eye, 2016’ I was honoured that my portrait was a finalist in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize.  Intended as an homage to Sally Mann’s ’Damaged Child, 1984  I didn’t want to make the connection between the two works too obvious. Only later did I read Mann’s memoir Hold Still and learn that her work was in itself an homage to Dorothea Lange’s Damaged Child, Shacktown, Elm Grove, Oklahoma 1936. If exhibited again I shall show it with the title Damaged Child 2016.

The exhibition runs from 1 April 2017 to 17 June 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery of Australia.

Lucinda with stung eye, 2016


Peter Gardiner for Art Collector

Issue 79 of Art Collector magazine is out with my portrait of Newcastle-based landscape painter Peter Gardiner. Peter received the 2016 Kilgour Prize for his painting Origin – Landscape 2016. We went to an area of bushland north of the city for the shoot - an area that peter says inspires some of his work. My preferred portrait is shown below along with the spread showing the published work.

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