Touching photo of Yhonnie Scarce wins National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 - Art Collector

Janelle Low, Yhonnie and Indiana. Courtesy: the artist and the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

13 March 2013 | Emerging Melbourne photographer Janelle Low has won the 2013 National Photographic Portrait Prize for her poignant photograph of artist Yhonnie Scarce with her 18 year old cat Indiana.

Low met Scarce through Dianne Tanzer Gallery in 2011 and has been documenting her work since. When Indiana's health took a bad turn, Scarce made a personal request that Low capture a portrait of them together. The photoshoot took place only days before Indiana passed away.

This year there were 53 finalists selected from over 1,200 entries by judges Louise Doyle, director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG); Joanna Gilmour, curator at the NPG; and guest judge Martyn Jolly, artist and writer.

The finalists will be on display at the NPG until 19 May 2013 before commencing a national tour of regional galleries. Entry is free at all venues.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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