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Millie, 2012

by Phil Roubin

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

Millie is a 14-year-old water polo player from Melbourne. She was recently selected as part of the Victorian girls 17 years and under water polo team for 2012, and hopes to represent Australia at the 2020 Olympics. Having previously participated in less inclusive sports, Millie has found water polo to be a sport where she can feel comfortable in herself, and where women of all different body types can succeed. Moments before this portrait was captured, Millie joked that her bathers hang on her bedroom wall – a daily reminder of the dream she is chasing.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Phil Roubin

Nic, 2010 by Phil Roubin
NPPP 2011 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

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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.