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Adam Goodes, 2019

James Brickwood

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 Finalist

A portrait of former professional AFL footballer Adam Goodes. In 2014, Goodes was named Australian of the Year for his community work and anti-racism advocacy. From 2013, his outspokenness on racial issues contributed to his being the target of sustained booing from opposition fans, causing him to take indefinite leave from the AFL and eventually retire from the game at the end of the 2015 season. The ‘booing saga’ sparked national debate about racism and became the subject of two documentary films, both released in 2019. That year, the AFL formally apologised to Goodes for not taking greater action as events unfolded.

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Other NPPP photos from James Brickwood

Tom Keneally, 2011 by James Brickwood
NPPP 2012 Finalist
Alex and Doug Dunn, 2013 by James Brickwood
NPPP 2014 Finalist
Reg, 2012 by James Brickwood
NPPP 2013 Finalist
Troye Sivan, 2018 by James Brickwood
NPPP 2019 Finalist

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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

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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.