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Brad 'Gaggsy' Gallagher at a Bachelor and Spinsters Ball, Tooradin, Victoria, 2016

by Ingvar Kenne

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 Finalist

I have been to ten B&S balls around the country in the past years, documenting this particular slice of Australian life. For some it is an all-consuming lifestyle; I keep bumping into the same people at various balls. Brad ‘Gaggsy’ Gallagher is one of the many colourful characters I have met.

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Other NPPP photos from Ingvar Kenne

Sarker Protick, Artist, Sydney, Australia, 2018 by Ingvar Kenne
2019 Finalist
Alexis Wright
2010 Finalist
Martin Mishkulnig, 2006 by Ingvar Kenne
2007 Finalist
Cormac and Callum, 2008 by Ingvar Kenne
2009 Winner

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.

Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay
Richard Morecroft & Alison Mackay

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017

Previous exhibition, 2017

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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.

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