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Taking the waters

by Rachel Peachey

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 Finalist

Jack is playing in the Salzano River near the village of Sottochiesa in northern Italy. We were involved in a mixed art/science residency there, looking at the industrial-scale commercialisation of water. We were particularly interested in the projection of magical properties onto the nearby San Pellegrino spring over the last few hundred years, which allowed a global enterprise to develop. Despite all that context, Jack seemed more effortlessly connected in time and place to the ideas we were interested in, through his natural and unscripted play.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

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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.