National Photographic Portrait Prize People's Choice winner revealed
Klarissa Dempsey has been announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award of the 13th annual National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) for her image, Wonder, a portrait of her daughter Tayla playing on Country homelands near Alice Springs. Dempsey says her daughter spends her time playing endlessly with her brothers and sister and cousins, riding bikes, walking to the creeks, playing with the dogs, and being carefree. Dempsey's prize includes fine art printing to the value of $2,200, courtesy of SUNSTUDIOS.
Announced earlier this year, Sydney-based photographer, Rob Palmer was named as the overall winner for his portrait of chef Josh Niland, titled The mahi-mahi, 2019. The winning image is from a series Palmer created with Niland, The Whole Fish Cookbook. Over 2,400 entries were submitted, with a total of 47 named as finalists.
Fashion and portrait photographer, Hugh Stewart’s his portrait of 105-year-old dancer Eileen Kramer received the Highly Commended prize. The Art Handlers' Award went to Shea Kirk for Gemma Baxter.
Rob Palmer takes home a first prize of $30,000 plus $22,000 worth of photographic equipment from Canon. Highly Commended winner Hugh Stewart collects an Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3,245.
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