Luther Cora wins People’s Choice Award in 2022 National Photographic Portrait Prize

Luther Cora’s portrait Flora and Fauna, Giara: White Cockatoo has taken out the People’s Choice Award for the 2022 National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP).


‘Flora and Fauna, Giara: White Cockatoo’, the winner of this year’s People’s Choice Award in the National Photographic Portrait Prize. © Luther Cora.

The portrait is one of a series Queensland artist Luther Cora took of his daughter, Giara, in a makeshift studio in his Gold Coast home during lockdown. Cora, a Yugambeh/Bundalung man, said the photo also reflects his own thoughts about Indigenous First Nations people, “and if we are still classed as flora and fauna”, he said.  The photographer will receive $5000, thanks to the David Roche Foundation.

The NPG Prize Season, comprising the National Photographic Portrait Prize and the Darling Portrait Prize exhibitions, closes on 9 October.  The dates for the call for entries for the 2023 National Photographic Portrait Prize will be announced shortly.

The deadline for entries to the 2023 Little Darlings competition, the NPG’s portrait prize for young people from Kindergarten to Year 12 is Friday, 14 October. The 2023 theme is ‘Me and my place’, and three winners will be selected from each category. Click here for full details.