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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.

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Kyle Vander-Kuyp

1998
Anderson & Low

gelatin silver photograph, sepia toned on paper (45.2 cm x 36.3 cm)
Image not available (NC)

Kyle Vander-Kuyp (b. 1972) 110m hurdler, holds eight national championships and the Australian 110m hurdles record at 13.29 seconds. He was a finalist at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, and was named Cleo magazine's Bachelor of the Year for 1997. Based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, his preparation for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 was affected by injury and family problems and he did not reach the final. Although he bettered the B qualifying time for Athens 2004 he was not selected as he was judged to be 'not on a rapid improvement curve' and unlikely to reach the final. Vander-Kuyp is a dedicated role model for indigenous youth and travels extensively to promote the ambition and self-esteem of young Aboriginal Australians.

The photographers Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low live and work in London and have collaborated since 1990. Their photographic practice encompasses portraiture, street photography, architectural studies, landscapes, still life and sports subjects.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001

Artist and subject

Anderson & Low

Kyle Vander-Kuyp (age 27 in 1998)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

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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.

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