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Nat Young, c. 1968

Albert Falzon

gelatin silver photograph on paper (sheet: 40.6 cm x 30.3 cm, image: 33.9 cm x 27.4 cm)

Accession number: 2006.38

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Albert Falzon (age 23 in 1968)

Nat Young (age 21 in 1968)

Subject professions

Sports and recreation

Donated by

John Witzig (3 portraits)

Related portraits

1. Nat in Hawaii, 1967. All John Witzig.

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On one level The Companion talks about the most famous and frontline Australians, but on another it tells us about ourselves: who we read, who we watch, who we listen to, who we cheer for, who we aspire to be, and who we'll never forget. The Companion is available to buy online and in the Portrait Gallery Store.

Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes
Nat Young portrait story video: 2 minutes

Nat Young

'How to be a surfing legend'

Portrait story

Albert Falzon's photograph of Australian surfer Nat Young captures what it is to be a surfing hero.

Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon
Nat Young, c. 1968 by Albert Falzon

Arcadia

Sound of the sea

Previous exhibition, 2014

An exhibition of photographs by John Witzig, drawings by Nicholas Harding and film footage by Albe Falzon, expressive of the free-spirited, hot-blooded energy of Australian surfers under the cloud of conscription to Vietnam.

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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.