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Wyattt, 2012

by Daniel Arnaldi

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013 Finalist

Wyatt Song decided to set himself the challenge of swimming the English Channel. His training sessions included sitting in cold water to acclimatise to the conditions in the channel. This portrait was taken while he was still training for the swim. The temperature of the water was 12 degrees and, within a few minutes, Wyatt’s whole body was shaking from the cold. ‘I think this counts as a training session’, he said. Wyatt went on to successfully cross the channel, making him the first Chinese Australian to do so.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2013

Other NPPP photos from Daniel Arnaldi

Danny, 2013 by Daniel Arnaldi
NPPP 2014 Finalist

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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.