Swedish-born Australian photographer, Ingvar Kenne, has captured individuality and shared human experience in his ongoing portrait project Citizen. Featuring a selection of bold portraits taken during Kenne’s travels around the world, the viewer is presented with what Kenne calls ‘representatives of fellow man’. A factory worker, a prostitute, a nun, tribal dancers, famous actors and writers – this diverse mix of characters were captured either by chance or for commission across Australia, China, Laos, Papua New Guinea and the United States of America. Citizen reminds us that our unique experience of life is something that we all share.
Ingvar Kenne was the winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009 with a portrait of his sons Cormac and Callum. The National Portrait Gallery collection also holds portrait photographs by Kenne of sitters including Meryl Tankard, Lee Lin Chin and Baz Luhrmann.
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Image: Lee Lin Chin 2005 by Ingvar Kenne, Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Gift of the artist 2006.
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