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Bathe in the sea and the sun, 2021

Elizabeth Looker

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

I was asked to record this moment in time as Fleur, post hysterectomy, was nearing the end of her chemotherapy treatment for an extremely rare, very aggressive form of cancer found in her uterus. I could see the pain she was in, the strength she had, but above all, I could see her beautiful spirit. As I took these photographs she was so free, released, joyful, connected, transcendent.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Other NPPP photos from Elizabeth Looker

Quickly, before it's gone, 2019 Elizabeth Looker
2020 Finalist
A Calm So Deep, 2018 by Elizabeth Looker
2019 Art Handlers' Award
Life Dancers, 2015 by Elizabeth Looker
2016 Winner
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