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The 70 year old jetty jumper, 2011

by Alex Frayne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

Trevor Murphy spends endless days in summer jumping from the jetty at Glenelg, South Australia. He says it keeps him young and fit and he's un-phased by his age in comparison to the other divers. A baker by trade, he starts the working day early which leaves ample time to don the bathers and head out to 'the zone'. As a photographer, I find the atmosphere on the jetty to be electric. Male competitiveness, performance and swagger rule the realm and I am reminded of a kind of Hellenic sporting tradition.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Other NPPP photos from Alex Frayne

The Hermit, 2016 by Alex Frayne
NPPP 2017 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.