Zoe Helene: Finalist for the 2024 National Photographic Portrait Prize

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The 34 finalists for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2024 have been announced and among them is Greek Australian photographer Zoe Helene Spaleta.

The National Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates established and emerging artistic talent from across the country.

Zoe, who is based in Kamberri/Canberra, was named finalist for her photograph ‘Mikayla with her brothers, 2023.

Mikayla with her brothers, 2023.CREDIT:ZOE HELENE KAROUZOS
Mikayla with her brothers, 2023. Photo: Zoe Helene.

She describes the photograph as: “It was hot down at the river. Jax waded into the water, his mum yelling at him to come back and get into the photo. Four siblings, all tired from the night before, looked at me through my lens. I remembered what it was like to feel as though everything my parents asked me to do was a burden, and I knew that later in life Mikayla and her brothers would be grateful for these moments together.”

In 2024, the winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize will receive a cash prize of $30,000 and Canon equipment valued at $20,000 courtesy of the Gallery’s Imaging Partner, Canon Australia.

The artist who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award will be awarded $10,000 cash courtesy of the Calvert-Jones Foundation as well as a prize pack from EIZO.

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