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First line in the water

by Reece McMillan

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 Finalist

Fifteen years into retirement and Harry is still always up before sunrise. This routine is something that I, his grandson, have failed to acquire. On this particular morning, my eyes stinging from tiredness, we hitched the boat trailer at 5am. An hour later, the tinny was launched onto the calm of Lake Hume, 30 minutes before the sun breached the horizon, with no other souls in sight.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Other NPPP photos from Reece McMillan

The First Meal, 2015 by Reece McMillan
NPPP 2016 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

Previous exhibition, 2015

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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.