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Indigo, 2021

Matthew Newton

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Forest activist Indigo heads into the takayna/Tarkine forests on the west coast of lutruwita/Tasmania, dressed as an endangered Wedge-tailed eagle. Over 75 days though the bitter winter of 2021 activists halted development of roading to access the site of a proposed 140-hectare mining heavy metals tailings waste dam. The tailings dam is yet to be built.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

Other NPPP photos from Matthew Newton

Anna, 2020 Matthew Newton
2021 Finalist
On Albatross Island, 2015 by Matthew Newton
2016 Art Handlers' Award
Julia Gillard, 2013 by Matthew Newton
2014 Finalist
Moonbird boy, 2009 by Matthew Newton
2010 Finalist
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