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Anneliese Seubert, 1997 (printed 2014)

Ingvar Kenne

type C photograph on paper (frame: 103.0 cm x 103.0 cm depth 3.8 cm, sheet: 100.0 cm x 100.0 cm)

Anneliese Seubert (b. 1973), fashion model, grew up in Cooma, New South Wales, her family having migrated from Germany when she was nine. She began modelling while a boarder at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School and was ‘discovered’ after becoming a finalist in the Dolly Covergirl competition in 1989. In 1990, aged seventeen, she won the Ford Models Supermodel of the World competition, but signed with the Paris-based agency Karin instead of the New York-based Ford. Over the next two decades Seubert walked the runway for almost all the major international design houses, including Dior, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci and Versace; appeared in editorials for magazines such as Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar and Elle; and posed for leading fashion photographers including Mario Testino and Lillian Bassman. In recent years she has returned to Canberra, where she lives with her partner and two daughters, taking on occasional modelling jobs.

Invar Kenne studied photography at the University of Gothenburg in his native Sweden and travelled extensively before beginning to exhibit in Australia in 2001. He has been a finalist in the National Photographic Portrait Prize six times in ten years, and won the prize in 2009.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2017
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
© Ingvar Kenne

Accession number: 2017.138

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Artist and subject

Ingvar Kenne (age 32 in 1997)

Anneliese Seubert (age 24 in 1997)

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Ingvar Kenne (14 portraits)

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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.