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
An interview with the curator behind the touring exhibition of one of the "discoveries" of the century in Street Photography.
"When I have found my place on a city street or another urban location, I wait for the moment when each figure will harmonize beautifully — and that's when I take my photo."
Sensitive portraits of young girls in modern-day Transylvania.
Irish-born Tom Wood photographed the working-class people of Liverpool for almost three decades — at once affectionate and grimly realistic. Review by Sean Sheehan.