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Nicky Winmar St Kilda footballer Theme: At Ease

Artist: Wayne LUDBEY
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Title: Nicky Winmar St Kilda footballer

Credit Line: Age Photo Sales, Melbourne

In response to abusive racist taunts from Collingwood fans, Nicky Winmar pulled up his jersey to point with pride to his skin colour. Melbourne Age photographer, Wayne Ludbey, framed the moment in a colour photograph which was reproduced as the key image to the next day's Sunday Age report, titled Proud to be Black. The grace and economy of Winmar's figure and gesture give him the look of a Renaissance bronze sculpture.

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