RETHINKING what is a PORTRAIT? Experiment #2 (part 2)


Student work!


Kids With Santa, from the project, “100 Special Moments

JASON SALAVON
Portraits | Playboy | 100 Special Moments | Short statement

OLAFUR ELIASSON

Ice Watch Paris | The Weather Project at TATE MODERN | Studio Olafur Eliasson

NADAV ASSOR | Lessons On Leaving The Body | Julie M gallery

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Robert Burley
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From the exhibit: The Disappearance of Darkeness.
An entire blog about Photography in a Post-Photographic Age

IAN WILLMS
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Why We Walk (above photo) |

Other projects:
Between Liberties (A project about immigration) |
Look at all of his “longterm projects” they are all poignant and beautifully shot.

NANCY BURSON
| THE HUMAN RACE MACHINE | Early Composites | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

 

THOMAS DEMAND
Matthew Marks gallery | MOMA
His Animations at DHC/ART in Montreal.

FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES
Andrea Rosen |

SOPHIE CALLE
The Hotel Series | Thesis on Hotel Series | At the TATE (full screen images)

GILLIAN WEARING
Whitechapel Gallery (London) | Review in The Guardian

ANA MENDIETA
Review/Essay in FRIEZE | Images |

DAMIEN HIRST
Medicine Cabinets

JANINE ANTONI
Lick and Lather  | Luhring Augustine (gallery) | Art 21 video

LORNA SIMPSON

FRANCIS PICABIA

Machine Drawings

KIKI SMITH
Text at Guggenheim | Game Time

JON RAFMAN
Nine Eyes of Google Street View | Essay

Other artists to consider: Catherine Opie, Annette Messager, Chris Ironside, Cindy Sherman, Yoon Sung Min (Dwelling)

NIKI S. LEE
Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview
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Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview

 

 

 

 

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Assignment 2: Environmental Portraits

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These images are from the Behold :The Photog blog at SLATE magazine. The first two images are portraits by Maja Daniels who was commissioned by New York magazine to photograph french identical twins, Monette and Mady. The project won the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize.
More images + Article

RINEKE DIJKSTRA
Rineke Dijkstra | Tate Modern | Cruel and Tender | Guggenheim | MORE Guggenheim

ALEC SOTH
| A conversation with Alec Soth

AUGUST SANDER
MOMA | Amber Online | August Sander. com

LAUREN GREENFIELD
Girl Culture | THIN

SHIZUKA YOKOMIZO
Museum of Contemporary Photography | Google
I’ve uploaded a .pdf on the courselink site.

HELEN VAN MEENE
A Conversation

TIMOTHY ARCHIBALD
A conversation | portraits

ARNOLD NEWMAN
Arnold Newman websitePDN gallery

JOEL STERNFELD

 

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TINA BARNEY (an interview in Bomb Magazine )


Mary Ellen Mark |
Streetwise

BILL OWENS | Suburbia

STUDENT WORK | Andy Huckle

Call for emerging artists

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Gallery 44 (Toronto) is seeking artists for PROOF.

From the Gallery 44 website:
PROOF
is Gallery 44’s annual exhibition of photo-based work by Canadian emerging artists reflecting a range of current concerns and practices in contemporary photography from across the country.

This is a great opportunity for emerging artists. More information here.
Deadline is November 7.
Need help with your application? Make an appointment with me.

 

NIGEL GRIMMER

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This is an image from Nigel Grimmer’s series, “Art Drag Album”

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Read an interview with Nigel and see more of his work at Behold: The Slate Magazine Photography blog.

 

Experiment#2 (part 2): Rethinking portraiture

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ROBERT BURLEY
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Audio commentaries, from the exhibit: The Disappearance of Darkeness.
at Ryerson Image Centre.

Ian Willms | The Road to Nowhere
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The Road to Nowhere
Contact Gallery

Nancy Burson
| Article | Early Composites | Museum of Contemporary Photography | Seeing and Believing, New York University | Early Work, Clamp Art (decently sized images)

NIKI S. LEE
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nikki_s_lee_original

Museum of Contemporary Photography | The Creator’s Project, overview

Jason Salavon
Portraits | Playboy | 100 Special Moments | Short statement

Thomas Demand
Matthew Marks gallery | MOMA
His Animations at DHC/ART in Montreal.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Andrea Rosen |

Sophie Calle
The Hotel Series | Thesis on Hotel Series | At the TATE (full screen images)

Gillian Wearing
Whitechapel Gallery (London) | Review in The Guardian

Ana Mendieta
Review/Essay in FRIEZE | Images |

Damien Hirst
Medicine Cabinets

Janine Antoni
Lick and Lather  | Luhring Augustine (gallery) | Art 21 video

Lorna Simpson

Francis Picabia

Machine Drawings

Kiki Smith
Text at Guggenheim | Game Time

Jon Rafman
Nine Eyes of Google Street View | Essay

Other artists to consider: Catherine Opie, Annette Messager, Chris Ironside, Cindy Sherman, Yoon Sung Min (Dwelling)

Final Project: Research

Rineke Dijkstra's Beach Portaits

Rineke Dijkstra’s Beach Portraits

For my final project, I’ve been looking into conceptual portraiture as it is the direction I’m intending on moving towards and as it is the type of photography which interests me the most. Creating a powerful concept that viewers can relate to through portraits of others and possibly additional elements interacting with the subjects to support the concept is my main goal. To me, photographs with subjects that convey a strong message are the most powerful photographs. Therefore, I’ve been researching different technical ways of shooting portraits including natural settings as well as constructed sets with studio lighting, while also being inspired by all the various concepts that have been experimented with and exhibited and by all the stories that are told through conceptual portraits.

Through looking for inspiration, I have come across a couple links that inspired my final idea. The links explore photographers who used various subjects to create a series of portraits that gave off a particular conceptual message to their audience.

Phillip Toledano’s Hope & Fear was one of the projects that was most inspiring to me as he used Surrealism to create highly unusual and interesting photographs which expressed his message loudly and clearly. The way Toledano expressed the meaning of his project was by stating that the project was a “is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship?”

Further explanation of Toledano’s conceptual, technical and formal methodologies including an interview with Toledano himself.

Another inspiring project by Phillip Toledano.

An online book that I thought was an interesting read involving all things portraiture: Portraiture by Shearer West. (Might require UoGuelph library log-in)

What Makes A Great Portrait?

More conceptual portraits:
‘Humanae’ Portraits Match People of Different Ethnicities With Their Pantone Color

Fascinating Portraits of Young People Out Clubbing In Rural Spain

Photos of Rural Children Around the World Dressed Up As Their Dream Professions

Disconcerting Portraits of People Wearing Origami Animal Masks

Portraits of Kids From A Deprived Area in the UK

Besides conceptual factors, Chris Levine’s use of light and colour in his photographs as well as in his exhibition were technical factors that were equally as inspiring to me.

If you are interested in portraiture as well and have access to the University of Guelph Library there are also several compelling photography books that I have found to really inspire my thought process. These include “Face: The New Photographic Portrait” by William A. Weing, “At Work” by Anne Leibovitz, “Close Up” by Katharina Sieverding, “Portaits in Series” by Kerber, “Contemporaries: A Photographic Series” by Judith Joy Ross and “Studio Photography: Essential Skills” by John Child for technical matters – all of which could be found in the TR section on the 5th floor of the library.