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Jack, 2012

by Julie Sundberg

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

‘I feel more like a girl than a boy but don’t identify as being transsexual or feel any desire to get a sex change. I feel like a female, and always have for as long as I can remember. I was born physically male and raised accordingly and conditioned to put on a more masculine front. I get mistaken for a girl on an almost daily basis, it’s a gift, like I’ve been blessed (and cursed) with the ability to experience the world as both genders … or neither’. Jack was interviewed by Marta Jary, entertainment journalist and freelance writer, for somethingyousaid.com.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Previous exhibition, 2013

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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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.

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