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Portraits Without Faces

A juried international photography exhibition

September 28 – October 21, 2017

Silence No. 3
Portrait of an instrument No. 2
Family Portrait - The Cow
Self Portrait Who Is Who No. 1
Being Barbara No. 7
My Mother Was a Private Person
She's on Her way - Believe
My Mother's Perfumes
Self heart
Between Two Worlds
Female, 25 Years Old, Student No. 4
Construction Worker, Buenos Aire
Sleeper No. 2
The Last Wave By No. 32
Wo(men) No. 4
Untitled No. 12
Glad Rags
Hard Worker
Untitled No.11
New Years Day Self Portrait 2015
Inner Space No. 6
Second Time Around No. 4
Street Corner
The Bassist
White Shirt
Heels and Whimsy
A Rainy Night

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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

Andi SchreiberiGlow  

Honourable mentions

Marina Dyakonova: Silence No. 3

Károly Zsolt Nagy: Portrait of an instrument No. 2

Tina Sejbjerg: Untitled


Exhibiting photographers

Gaia Adducchio (Rome, Italy), Silvia Agostini (Rome, Italy), Britta Baumann (Wiesbaden, Germany), Eva Brunner (Berlin, Germany), Julia Cameron  (Norwich, UK), András Csöre (Budapest, Hungary), Santiago García de Leaniz (Madrid, Spain), Adrienne Defendi (Palo Alto, CA, USA), Marina Dyakonova (Moscow, Russia), Viktor Elsasser (Budapest, Hungary), Gabriela Farías (Puebla, Mexico), Farzin Foroutan (Mashhad, Iran), Coralie Fournier-Moris (Nantes, France), Kip Harris (Indian Harbour, NS, Canada), Guillaume Hebert (Taipei, Taiwan), Susan Keiser (Ossining, NY, USA), Josiane Keller (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Michaela Koleková (Bratislava, Slovakia), Marek Lapis (Koziegłowy, Poland), Priscila Lima (São Paulo, Brazil), Vicky Martin (Staffordshire, UK), Yoshitaka Masuda (Tokyo, Japan), Ruth Gonsalves Moore (Belfast, UK), Károly Zsolt Nagy (Sárospatak, Hungary), Nancy Oliveri (New York, NY, USA), Krisztina Rajnai (Budapest, Hungary), Susan Rosenberg Jones (New York, NY, USA), Andi Schreiber (Scarsdale, NY, USA), Tina Sejbjerg (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Omri Shomer (Ramat Hashron, Israel), Attila Simon (Miercurea Ciuc, Romania), Dina Sirat  (Jerusalem, Israel), JP Terlizzi (New York, NY, USA), Nina Weinberg Doran (Mount Kisco, NY, USA), Daren You (Suzhou City, China)

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