Portraits Without Faces

A curated international photography exhibition

July 2 – 25, 2020                                                                                 newsletter

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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 Without Faces exhibition is dedicated to this challenging divergence from the more conventional approaches to the genre.

Juror's choice

Lee-Marie Sadek: Suicide Blonde

Honourable mentions

Emmanuelle BeckerBehind the Curtain No. 19

Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith: Memories from a Midwest Domicile: Hare Day

Susan Rosenberg JonesUnder the Table

Exhibiting photographers




 Fabiane Aleixo (São Paulo, Brazil), Mildred Alpern (New York, NY, USA), Andreea Andrei (London, UK), Lee Atwell (Seattle, WA, USA), Elizabeth Bailey (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Karin Bauer (Bisamberg, Austria). Emmanuelle Becker (Paris, France), Laurie Blakeslee (Boise, ID, USA), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Victoria Campillo (Barcelona, Spain), Brian Cann (Waldenbuch, Germany), Jenny Chernansky (New Orleans, LA, USA), Dorie Dahlberg (Long Branch, NJ, USA), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Peter Devenyi (Ottawa, Canada), Mark A. Dierker (Dubuque, IA, USA), Diana Dragan-Chirila (Cluj-Napoca, Romania), France Dubois (Brussels, Belgium), Kosta Đuraković (Belgrade, Serbia), Christopher N. Ferreria (San Diego, CA, USA), Christopher Fluder (New York, NY, USA), Katria Foster (Albany, NY, USA), Sari Fried-Fiori (Katy, TX, USA), László Gálos (Salgótarján, Hungary), Stephanie Garner (Geelong, Australia), Lara Genovese (London, UK), Lara Gilks (Wellington, New Zealand), Danielle L Goldstein (New York, NY, USA), Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith (Grand Forks, ND, USA), Barbara Gussoni (Marseille, France), Paula Haapalahti (Vantaa, Finland), Naomi Healy (London, UK), Daniel Heilig (Darmstadt, Germany), Lyndon Johnson (Singapore), Giedrius Jokubauskis (New York, NY, USA), Kathleen Kirchner (Stanhope, NJ, USA), Dominika Koszowska (Katowice, Poland), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Isreal), Ladka Kurzrock (Sydney, NSW, Australia), Stefanie Lebowski (Paris, France), Angela Lucari (Rome, Italy), Laura Malaterra (Genova, Italy), Yoshitaka Masuda (Tokyo, Japan), Maja Medic (Belgrade, Serbia), Malgorzata Mikolajczyk (Warsaw, Poland), Claudia Missailidis (Niterói, Brazil), Viktor Paszterkó (Budapest, Hungary), Katarina Radovic (Belgrade, Serbia), Youssef Riegel (Moenchengladbach, Germany), Susan Rosenberg Jones (New York, NY, USA), Iness Rychlik (Edinburgh, UK), Lee-Marie Sadek (Créteil, France), Lucia Sanguinetti (London, UK), François Silvestre de Sacy (Paris, France), Polina Soyref (Tallinn, Estonia), Rivka Spizzichino (Rome, Italy), Zsolt Székelyhidi (Budapest, Hungary), JP Terlizzi (New York, NY, USA), Yannis Tzenos (Alimos, Greece), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany)

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Yoshitaka Masuda