Pic Of The Day: Touching Portrait Of Dying Australian Girl Wins Photography Award 8 years ago

Pic Of The Day: Touching Portrait Of Dying Australian Girl Wins Photography Award

Australian photographer, Joe Wigdahl, has just been awarded with the top accolade at Sydney’s ‘Head On Photo Festival’ competition. 

In November 2012, Wigdahl captured a touching image of Kirrilee Edwards surrounded by family.

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The 12-year-old, who received 24-hour care from her parents after suffering from a seizure that left her with irreversible brain damage, died just a few short weeks after the portrait was shot.

The image, which was aptly titled 'Family Loss', is the heartbreaking depiction of a family's love for their daughter, which included the young girls's six siblings Tarsha, Shavonne, Brooklyn, Mackenzie and twins Connor and Bailey.

Wigdahl donated half of his prize winnings to the Edwards family.

The photographer told ABC: “I wanted to capture this sense of family, this warm, loving, humorous family that connect with one and other through touch.”

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This is truly heartbreaking.

Image via The Daily Mail.