When does a photo portrait cross the boundaries of traditional portraiture to become art for the sake of art?
Panopticon Gallery in Boston has curated a group exhibition of work that challenges the definition of portraiture by photographers and artists Fritz Liedtke, Andrea Raynor, Holly Lynton, Samuel Quinn, Wendy Paton, KK DePaul, Marybeth Rothman, Zia Ayub, Stephen Sheffield, Hans Hiltermann, Charlotte Niel, Douglas Prince, Ellen Carey and others.
We're pleased to know that three of the artists included in the show were discovered at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris in 2011.
What's in a Face
March 2 - April 10, 2012
Inside Hotel Commonwealth
502C Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 USA
A collection of photographs from South Africa that probes into the country's difficult history and attempts to address the problematic questions of identity, belonging and the very meaning of the word "home."
This hip, edgy showcase of contemporary photographers underscores the degree to which the medium is taking on new forms and blurring the boundaries between itself and the rest of contemporary art.