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Runners, 2010

by David Kelly

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 Finalist

It was 6.30 on a chilly June morning and the sun was just touching Mt Gillen on the outskirts of Alice Springs when this photograph was taken of Caleb Hart, 19, and Charlie Maher, 27. Taken to accompany a magazine article about Robert de Castella’s groundbreaking Indigenous Marathon Project, the picture captures determination and slight apprehension in the faces of the young men who in November, along with team-mates Juan Darwin and Joseph Davies, became the first Australian Aborigines to complete the New York Marathon.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Other NPPP photos from David Kelly

Shane Balcomb aka. Sasha Trajik-Mole, drag queen, 2011 by David Kelly
NPPP 2012 Finalist
Eddie Liu, 2012 by David Kelly
NPPP 2013 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Previous exhibition, 2011

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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.