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Siegi, 2020

Steph Connell

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022 Finalist

Siegi's early morning ocean swims have become a part of her daily ritual since moving to the Gold Coast 19 years ago. Now 82 years of age, Siegi continues to swim throughout every season and rarely misses a day. She joined a group of swimmers affectionately known as The Dingoes, and on this particular day, Siegi made her daily pilgrimage amid the lingering remains of a nearby fire that filled the atmosphere.

Courtesy of the artist

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

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