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Bruno and Batman, 2010

by Andrew Cowen

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

This photograph is of my son Bruno Cowen with his chicken Batman. We refer to Bruno as a 'bird whisperer' because he has developed a very trusting relationship with his chickens and they will happily sit with him for extended periods. This photograph was made outside our home in Bondi where chickens are an unusual sight.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from Andrew Cowen

Matthew Martin, 2013 by Andrew Cowen
2014 Winner
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