Cormac + Callum Kenne, Sydney, Australia, 2009, "CITIZEN Portraits 1997-2012, "The congregation of CITIZENS was never premeditated. I didn’t set out to capture any of them, with the greater collection in mind. They simply happened over time.
These images are from a broad subject of people I came across over the last fifteen years. There is no narrative, nor a place or topic, connecting these citizens. Many encounters were random; others due more to luck of having received a commission. I have approached them all with the same intent and strict parameters.
In CITIZEN you meet an ex prime minister, a prostitute, my wife, a nun, tribal dancers, famous actors, a now dead friend, child sex offenders... and more.
Their title is given due to the circumstances we met or the reason for which I was commissioned to photograph. It is simply a way to catalogue and label, but it certainly doesn’t sum up who and what that person is.