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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.

The Last Season - Jake Toohey, 2013

by Nikki Toole

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014 Finalist

The image of Jake Toohey (Blackburn) is part of an new series entitled 'The Last Season', following the EFL Under 19 Colts (Victorian Eastern Football League). The boys face the final games of their youth before embarking on the daunting challenge of trying out for the seniors next year. Shot during the last few weeks of the season, the boys went onto win the EFL final.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Other NPPP photos from Nikki Toole

Tyson, 2006 by Nikki Toole
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Daniel, 2008 by Nikki Toole
NPPP 2009 Finalist
Karina, 2009 by Nikki Toole
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Lucky Day, 2011 by Nikki Toole
NPPP 2012 Finalist

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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.