A photograph on paper. The head of a young girl is clearly visible, as though reflected in a square of mirror - on one side of her head her hair is pinned up in a ponytail, on the other side it is loose to her shoulders. One of her eyes has black markings under it. She is surrounded by abstract patterns - we can see her shirt faintly, as though reflected through a window. Out of focus beneath her face we see three brass fittings, like the fixtures of a bath.
Mabel Forsyth & Mary O'Carroll (Dublin, aged 12), The new age.Credit

Mabel Forsyth and Mary O'Carroll (aged 12) | Overall Winner of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize

The new age

Photography on paper 

Mary and Mabel (12, Dublin) say: "This photo, which was a joint effort, is meant to show that most people have both good qualities and bad qualities". Mary says: "In my spare time I like to dance and make music videos"; Mabel says: "Outside of school I enjoy painting and drawing.".    


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Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2019

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Shortlisted works | Age 12-15