Ingvar Kenne is an editorial and advertising photographer who divides his time between Sydney and New York. In 2009 he won the prestigious National Photographic Portrait Prize, awarded by the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra.
Born in Stenungsund, Sweden, in 1965, Kenne studied Photography Bachelor of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, between 1988-1991. The year he completed his studies, Kenne hosted his first solo show, at the Museum of Modern Art in Borås, Sweden.
In 1992 he published his first monograph, "On the Side" (Tidens Förlag, Sweden). An accompanying exhibition toured over a two-year period. He then embarked on several trips around the globe, including one by motorbike. That journey culminated in his second monograph, "Chasing Summer" (Bird Press, 2004), which included a foreword by Paul Theroux.
In 2005, at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Kenne was one of 31 photographers whose work was selected in the exhibition “New Photographers – The Hottest Talent Of Tomorrow” which later toured Europe and was exhibited in New York.
In 2008 he joined the agency Vernon Jolly, in the US, and in 2009 he was a runner-up in the prestigious Moran Photographic Prize.
His work is currently touring Australia in the exhibition Hijacked 2.
More info: www.ingvarkenne.com
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