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Portraits Without Faces

A curated international photography exhibition

October 20 – November 12, 2022                                                          newsletter

Woman on Raft in Pool
The Wheat Field
Broken doll
Portrait of Time a Tree from before Colonisation in Australia
Deus Ex Machina. St. John USVI.
The Sea
Idunn's apples
Jason – Denim
The boxer
Faceless No. 3
Bubu shoes
Me time, my favourite kind of time
Hidden Movement
La Larrona
Film Noir
Becoming (Detail G)
A Venetian
Untitled #3
Two Bottles
Las Botas
The Barber Chair
Maurice Isnor at His Workbench, Nova Scotia
Identity is a secondary thing -3
Becoming 3.0
Without Choise
Girl in a mask
When Jewish law was being questioned (Self portrait)
Summer In The City
Catharsis, 04 of Swan Song
Hadassah With Fencing
I came to tell you
Before You Return No. 2
The Ceramicist
Blue on sand 1
Ghost #165
The Romantic Angels of the Earth nº 2
The Romantic Angels of the Earth nº 5
People Watching
John Doe
Yellow and Orange
Crystal, Clear Lake, Texas
Jessica, Houston, Texas
Stories of the Body 5
Call to Prayer, Fateh
Merry F***ing Christmas
Dorian -  Inside Out
The Year I Wasn’t There No. 4
Vinyl Lip
Ron Sr.
Living with cancer No. 1
Fatal Attraction
Ghost in the storm
Hands With Flowers
My Hungarian Grandmother
Playground I
Playground II

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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.


Curator's choice

Julie Mihaly: Woman on Raft in Pool

Honourable mentions

Brian CannThe Wheat Field

Michal Krzyszkowski: Nails

Roman Martynenko: Isolation

Exhibiting photographers

Elena Aldea (Brasov, Romania), Marea Atkinson (Adelaide, SA, Australia), Robert Atwater (Hampto Bays, NY, USA), Elizabeth Bailey (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Filipe Bianchi (Lisboa, Portugal), Vanessa Brici (Senftenberg, Germany), Thomas G. Bugarin (New York, NY, USA), Brian Cann (Waldenbuch, Germany), David Chernobilsky (Herzliya, Israel), Paul Delpani (Vienna, Austria), Ekaterina Denisova (Moscow, Russian Federation), Laurie Toby Edison (San Francisco, CA, USA), Sophia Elizabeth (Canberra, Australia), Matthew Farnham (Brisbane, QLD, Australia), Ritha Fellerman (Bulverde, TX, USA), Alice Fevereiro (Estoril, Portugal), Florin Ion Firimita (New York, NY, USA), Colleen Fitzgerald (Shrewsbury, MA, USA), Roger Gaess (Brussels, Belgium), Laurent Girard (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Jerry Grasso (Bristol, CT, USA), Noga Greenberg (Jerusalem, Israel), Cheryl L. Guerrero (San Francisco, CA, USA), Lingxue Hao (Glendale, CA, USA), Kip Harris (Indian Harbour, Canada), Anna Hartman Ksycinska (Rzeszów, Poland), Shan He (Bamberg, Germany), László Hegedűs 2 (Csákberény, Hungary), Leena Holmström (Oulu, Finland), Olegs Korsaks (Riga, Latvia), John Kosmer (Fly Creek, NY, USA), Inbal Kristin (Ashkelon, Israel), Aahron Kritzer (Jerusalem, Israel), Michal Krzyszkowski (Warsaw, Poland), Doris Kundratitz (Innsbruck, Austria), Ethan Lassey (Somerville, MA, USA), Grace Lawson (Houston, TX, USA), Vincent Leandro (Talent, OR, USA), Stefanie Lebowski (Paris, France), Catherine LeComte (Burlington, MA, USA), Gene Lee (San Francisco, CA, USA), Gavin Libotte (Sydney, Australia), Richard Luxton (Bristol, UK), Roman Martynenko (Dunlap, CA, USA), Andy Mattern (Stillwater, OK, USA), Julie Mihaly (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), Jose Ney Mila Espinosa (Kissimmee, FL, USA), Victoria Nguyen (Houston, TX, USA), Joseph O’Neill (New York, NY, USA), Robert Oehl (Hudson, NY, USA), Ann Prochilo (Swieqi, Malta and San Francisco, CA, USA), Brent Reaney (Hamilton, Canada), Michael Camilo Saari (Bloomington, IN, USA), Karen Safer (Playa del Rey, CA, USA), Amanda Schilling (Houston, TX, USA), Carl Shubs (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Dina Sirat (Netanya, Israel), Kicca Tommasi (Cimino, Italy), Leanne Trivett S. (Johnson City, TN, USA), Nic Umbs (Waukesha, WI, USA), Leonie van der Helm (Leiden, Netherlands), Eddy Verloes (Boutersem, Belgium), Fiora Watts (Brooklyn, NY, USA), Eiji Yamamoto (Saarbruecken, Germany), Root Yarden (Upper Galilee, Israel), Jagoda Zwiernik (Edinburgh, UK)

Please click on the names to see contact information (website or e-mail) where available.

This exhibition is part of the official program of the Hungarian Month of Photography.

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