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Nothing to hide

by Bindi Cole

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007 Finalist

The Daily Telegraph recently boycotted promoting the World Title fight between Anthony Mundine and Pablo Zamora Nievas, reportedly using the full force of its editorial power to punish Mundine for commenting that 'a black player would have to do three or four times more than any other bloke to be a chance in NSW'. The paper alleged that these comments were racist, but published responses such as 'Hey Mundine, go and eat some Coon Cheese and run it off around Nigger Brown Oval' and 'If Mohammad Mundine doesn't like what he sees in the mirror that's his own fault. Go and buy some baby powder haha.' This image responds to the paper's treatment of Mundine, highlighting that Mundine has nothing to hide.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

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Peace, the Man and Hope (Anthony Mundine), 2005 by Brook Andrew and Larry Rawling (printer)
Peace, the Man and Hope (Anthony Mundine), 2005 by Brook Andrew and Larry Rawling (printer)
Peace, the Man and Hope (Anthony Mundine), 2005 by Brook Andrew and Larry Rawling (printer)
Peace, the Man and Hope (Anthony Mundine), 2005 by Brook Andrew and Larry Rawling (printer)

In focus

Magazine article, 2017

Brook Andrew, Marcia Langton and Anthony Mundine.

The champs

Magazine article by Dr Christopher Chapman, 2008

Two lively portrait photographs reflect the agility of their subjects: world champion Australian sportsmen Lionel Rose and Anthony Mundine.

Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell
Lindy Lee - Birth and Death, 2006 by Robert Scott-Mitchell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007

Previous exhibition, 2007

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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.