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Portraits Without Faces              

A juried international photography exhibition

August 9 – September 1, 2018                                                           newsletter

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
El Norteño
Girl in a red dress
Happened realities: Vacuum #1
Someone’s neighbor
The window
Front yard
A gal's legs
White Change No. 1
Japanese festival in London
Branka No. 3
Grand Central Terminal
Mystery woman
Latens Vienna
Remembering a Night
My name is human No. 3
Haunted Souls No. 1
Ballerina Obscura
Not Today
Inle Boatman

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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

Ihor Bondarenko: Untitled

Honourable mentions

Liza Hennessey BotkinGeisha

Michael GoldreiThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

Leba MarquezEl Norteño


Exhibiting photographers

Kanat Akar (Ankara, Turkey), Andreea Andrei (London, UK), Zsolt Balázs (Budapest, Hungary), Orsolya Bálint (Brasov, Romania), Katy Bikova (St. Petersburg, Russia), Ihor Bondarenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), Liza Hennessey Botkin (Studio City, CA, USA), Khalil Charif (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), Jo Ann Chaus (Edgewater, NJ, USA), Ionut Cirja (London, UK), Suzette Dushi (New York, NY, USA), Nikoletta Fuska (Bratislava, Slovakia), Michael Goldrei (Vienna, Austria), Margrieta Jeltema (Vermezzo, Italy), Gosia Kalisciak (Deventer, Netherlands), Márton Király (Budapest, Hungary), Tatiana Litova (Petrozavodsk, Russia), Leba Marquez (North Hollywood, CA, USA), Trevor Messersmith (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA), Enrique Muñoz (Santiago, Chile), Zopán Nagy (Budapest, Hungary), Celeste Ortiz (San Antonio, Chile), Anastasia Palagutina (Astana, Kazakhstan), Naroa Perez (London, UK), Joshua Sariñana (Cambridge, MA, USA), Yoana Sharabova (Sofia, Bulgaria), Tímea Telkes (Budapest, Hungary), Andreas Theologitis (Athens, Greece), Lee Tonks (Los Angeles, CA, USA), Olga Urbanek (Reykjavik, Iceland), László Ádám Vass (Budapest, Hungary), Irmina Walczak & Sávio Freire (Warsaw, Poland), Felice Willat (Santa Barbara, CA, USA)

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