Matthew Klugman i(3 works by)
Born: Established: 1975 ;
Gender: Male
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Matthew Klugman writer and an Australian research Council DECRA Fellow, Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Awards for Works

Black and Proud : The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo 2013 single work non-fiction

'It is one of Australia’s most iconic images. On 17 April 1993, the Indigenous AFL footballer Nicky Winmar stood up against racial abuse and made history. Facing the Collingwood crowd that had taunted him all day the St Kilda player pulled up his shirt, pointed to his chest and declared: ‘I’m black and I’m proud to be black’.

'Published the next day, the photos of Winmar’s gesture sparked an intense debate that forced the AFL, the fans and the nation to confront their prejudices head-on.

'Black and Proud takes us behind the searing image to the stories of those who made it happen – the Indigenous team-mates Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam and the two photographers, Wayne Ludbey and John Feder. Bound by a love of the game, the four were brought together by acts of courage and vilification that show how far we have come and just how far we have to go.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2015 winner New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Community Relations Commission Award
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