Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture at the Center for Creative Photography

An exploration of the photographic portrait - the stories portraits can tell, the ways photographers convey the essence of their subjects and the impact of the relationship between photographer and subject. Including over 70 portraits from the Center for Creative Photography, this exhibition will include work by some of the greatest portraitists and photographic image-makers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century: Southworth and Hawes, Gertrude Kasebier, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Yousuf Karsh and Richard Avedon.

I went this afternoon with my bud Daron Shade. The show was really wonderful if you like portraiture. And of course, I do.

One of the things I love about this show was the wide range of images and dates of the portraits. From Steiglitz to Sherman, there was something to be seen from many decades. Robert Doisneau had a shot that really grabbed me, as well as a couple of portraits by Avedon.

If you are in the Tucson area between now and May 15, 2011, drop in for a great feast for the eyes. Portraits of every style and every age... and all of them important.

BTW, there was probably less than 5 images shot with strobes... just sayin'... heh.

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