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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

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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

Alexis Wright, 2009 (printed 2014) Ingvar Kenne
NPPP 2010 Finalist
Martin Mishkulnig, 2006 by Ingvar Kenne
NPPP 2007 Finalist
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
NPPP 2009 Winner
Brad 'Gaggsy' Gallagher at a Bachelor and Spinsters Ball, Tooradin, Victoria, 2016 by Ingvar Kenne
NPPP 2017 Finalist
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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.