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Portraits Beyond Faces

A curated international photography exhibition

September 21 – October 14, 2023                                                         newsletter

The Romantic Angels of the Earth 18
Coffee house 2
Three Men on a Bench
Unseen Echos: figurative 01
Victorian Grunge 2
Hanging Coat
Standing Feet
Alex in Butte #1
Alex in Butte #2
Piccadilly Circus - London
Mollie #1
Mollie #2
Walking Away
Family Portrait
Farrier Day
Coffee house 5
Doc Santa Fe
Prom Night
Counter Service
Self Portrait with Tuba
Madame Seppl
Artichoke for steaming with aromatics
Empty Jacket
Not My Size
Manus VII
Manus V
In the Garage
The olive harvest
Unseen Echos: figurative 02
A Madman's Diary
Rocking together
Sitting alone
The Romantic Angels of the Earth 8
Hanging Out
Sound of Silence 3
Sound of Silence 7
Strike a Pose #1
Strike a Pose #3
Portrait 863
Portrait 9871
One day in a garden 6
One day in a garden 9
The Swan Sunbaker
Seated With Watch
Fortune Teller
Hi Everybody
Vintage Holiday
North Shore Boys
Face à face
Le Veilleur
Aunt Elvira, My Neighbour
Biological Self Portrait 1
Biological Self Portrait 2
Facing the sea
I have a dream
Hair 2
Hair 3
In Harmony 1
In Harmony 2
Presence 3
Man with Braids 1

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Portraiture emerged as one of the most prominent genres of depictive media early in the history of the visual arts; tacit or explicit rules, conventions and cultural expectations have always influenced the ways in which artists approached the genre. Photography is no exception. Numerous different and characteristic styles of portraiture emerged throughout the history of the medium. We usually assume that faces are necessary components of portraiture; we may, however, learn just as much about the character, the personality of a person by looking at images that depict other parts of their bodies, show us the objects or places associated with them. Not focusing on the face may open up a new dimension of interpretation. Our Portraits Beyond Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.


Curator's choice

Jose Ney Mila Espinosa: The Romantic Angels of the Earth 18

Honourable mentions

Paul Delpani: Coffee house 2

Albert GeorgeThree Men on a Bench

Oh. Junghoon: Unseen Echos: figurative 01

Exhibiting photographers

Andreea Andrei (London, UK), Emma Brahas (Roman, Romania), Robert Brook (Shrewsbury, UK), Brian Cann (Waldenbuch, Germany), Tommaso Carrara (Paris, France), Jenny Chernansky (Chicago, IL, USA), Hsien-Chih Chuang (Taiwan), Michael Corthell (Millis, MA, USA), Beki Cowey (Guisborough, UK), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Virgil DiBiase (Valparaiso, IN, USA), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), Albert George (Chicago, IL, USA), Eva Grillhoesl (Berlin, Germany), Paula Haapalahti (Vantaa, Finland), Rohina Hoffman (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Leena Holmström (Oulu, Finland), Ann Iren Jamtøy (Stjørdal, Norway), Morgan Janssen (Alameda, CA, USA), Margrieta Jeltema (Bolsena, Italy), Oh. Junghoon (Seoul, Korea), Livia Kovacs (Baja, Hungary), Richard Luxton (Bristol, UK), Dan  McCormack (Accord,  NY, USA), Jose Ney Mila Espinosa (Kissimmee, FL, USA), Janet Milhomme (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Robert Morrissey (Portland, OR, USA), Dai Nakamura (Yokohama-city, Japan), Stefan Neagu (Onesti, Romania), Fern L. Nesson (Cambridge, MA, USA), Joseph O’Neill (New York, NY, USA), Valentina Paparozzi (Viterbo, Italy), Zorica Purlija (Sydney, Australia), Charles Rich Jr. (Jersey City, NJ, USA), Karen Safer (Playa del Rey, CA, USA), Elena Santucci (Corciano, Italy), Les Schmidt (New Orleans, LA, USA), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Judit Erzsébet Szabó (Budapest, Hungary), David Van Ness (Flagstaff, AZ, USA), Eddy Verloes (Boutersem, Belgium), Ryan Walter Wagner (Vancouver, Canada), Olaf Wiehler (Munich, Germany), Ingrid-Nathalie Wizun (Montreuil, France), Andrew Wohl (Bethesda, MD, USA), Root Yarden (Upper Galilee, Israel)

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