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Emily and Effi, 2021

Bec Lorrimer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Throughout 2020, as the pandemic kept us all close to home, I noticed a rediscovery and strengthening of neighbourly bonds in my local community. Relative strangers became people I could turn to for help, guidance and friendship. Getting to know my fellow residents fuelled a desire to capture them and their stories.

This image of Effi and Emily Mavratzas is one of a series of portraits of my neighbours in their homes. The twins love living in Redfern as the community takes pride in its culture, spirituality and heritage.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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