Mastura (Printed & Framed)
This portrait of Australian-born Muslim mother of three, Mastura Koelmyer, was made on the city streets of Perth using natural light and a portable backdrop. Mastura works as a lifestyle and fashion blogger and marketing consultant; she is also a full-time mum. When this image was taken Mastura was only weeks away from giving birth to her third child.
This is part of "Portraits from the Pavement", an ongoing series of photographic portraits made of strangers Brett Canét-Gibson meets on the streets of Perth Western Australia.
The "Portraits from the Pavement" project began in 2015. Over the last 6 years, portraits from this series have been exhibited in the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, four times—with five images represented (winning Highly Commended and People’s Choice in the same year with two different images, the first photographer in the history of the prize to do so). The series has also seen Canét-Gibson selected as a finalist in the Head On International Photography Awards (winning People’s Choice); the Olive Cotton Prize for Portraiture, twice; the Percival Prize, with two images selected—one of which won First Prize); and the Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Awards, just to name a few. Images from the series have also featured on national and international magazine covers.
This image was created with the consent of the subject featured in it.
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