$10,000 photo prize

A STIRRING image of a blind albino girl has taken out the renowned Olive Cotton Photography Award at the weekend.

NSW Central Coast photographer Richard O'Farrell was announced the winner of the $10,000 prize for the portrait, Savitri, at the Tweed River Art Gallery on Saturday night.

Byron Bay photographer Alberton Sanchez-Peinador's Frank was chosen as one of four highly commended awards, along with Sibling Rage by John Slaytor, The Last Supper, My Father's Death by Adam Hollingworth and The Bad Seeds by Stephen Dupont, all Sydney-based photographers.

The annual Olive Cotton award recognises excellence in photographic portraiture and is selected from entrants across Australia.

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