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Hanna and Reda, 2011

by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 Finalist

I was travelling along the Hume Highway early one hot January morning. I stopped in the breakdown lane to take a photo and this red car was parked nearby. Fadi Hijazi, Hanna Hijazi's husband, approached me and asked for help to kick-start his car, since the battery seemed to have died. Things took a while so I asked to take a few photos of the family while waiting for things to improve. In the end, I towed them to a garage in Picton since it wasn't a battery problem, rather, the head gasket had blown.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Other NPPP photos from Ingvar Kenne

Sarker Protick, Artist, Sydney, Australia, 2018 by Ingvar Kenne
2019 Finalist
Alexis Wright
2010 Finalist
Brad 'Gaggsy' Gallagher at a Bachelor and Spinsters Ball, Tooradin, Victoria, 2016 by Ingvar Kenne
2017 Finalist
Martin Mishkulnig, 2006 by Ingvar Kenne
2007 Finalist

Related information

Cormac + Callum Kenne, My Children, Sydney, Australia, 2009
Cormac + Callum Kenne, My Children, Sydney, Australia, 2009
Cormac + Callum Kenne, My Children, Sydney, Australia, 2009
Cormac + Callum Kenne, My Children, Sydney, Australia, 2009

Citizen Kenne

Magazine article by April Thompson, 2013

April Thompson explores an exhibition of Ingvar Kenne’s global portrait project.

Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne
Names not known by Ingvar Kenne

Ingvar Kenne

Citizen

Previous exhibition, 2012

Swedish-born Australian photographer, Ingvar Kenne, captures both individuality and shared human experience in his ongoing portrait project Citizen.

Jack Charles
Jack Charles
Jack Charles
Jack Charles

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2012

Previous exhibition, 2012

The National Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition is selected from a national field of entries that reflect the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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