The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Get Upclose and Personal with Portraits at Phoenix Art Museum Photography Exhibition
Dorothea Lange. Ex-Oklahoma Farmer, 1935. Purchase. 76.231.6. Collection Center for Creative Photography.

PHOENIX, AZ.- Portraits are taken by both professional photographers and amateurs everyday. They document significant milestones, record special moments, convey credentials and when done well, provide an intimate view of the subject. But what do these photographs also say about the person behind the lens – the photo taker? On September 19, Phoenix Art Museum unveils Face to Face: 150 Years of Photographic Portraiture a new photography exhibition that reveals the concealed stories portraits tell.

Face to Face investigates nearly 70 portraits by 58 different artists by exploring the ways photographers express the essence of their subjects and the impact of personal, professional or cultural relationships. Drawn from the Center for Creative Photography, as well as local collections, this unique exhibition features evocative portraits by some of the greatest photographic image-makers of the 19th-, 20th-, and 21st-centuries including Southworth and Hawes, Gertrude Käsebier, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Yosuf Karsh and Richard Avedon.

“Portrait photographers take the expressive potential of clothing, gesture, pose, facial expression and setting and expand on them by using photographic elements to create a picture about their subject,” commented Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography, Phoenix Art Museum. “Beyond the visible elements in a photograph, there are aspects of the portrait that may not be obvious. Uncovering those relationships or the circumstances through research enriches our understanding.”

Portraiture was one of photography’s earliest applications and has become the primary mode for capturing a person’s likeness. Face to Face spans the medium’s history, from the earliest form of photography – the daguerreotype, used in the mid 19th century – to works made in the last few years.

“By closely investigating the works presented in the exhibition visitors will have the enhanced ability to read a portrait, a style of picture-making everyone personally knows, and to see more in every picture of people they view,” commented Senf.

A Landmark Photography Partnership
In 2006, Phoenix Art Museum and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson inaugurated a highly innovative and unprecedented collaboration to bring the finest in photography to Phoenix Art Museum visitors. It established a vibrant new photography exhibition program at the Museum, while bringing the Center’s world-renowned collections to new and larger audiences..

The Center for Creative Photography is one of the world’s largest repositories of materials chronicling photography. Founded in 1975, it now houses 3.8 million archival items and 80,000 fine prints by photographers including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Frederick Sommer, W. Eugene Smith, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, and Garry Winogrand.

Today's News

August 30, 2009

First Large-Scale Exhibition Illuminates Michael Comte's Oeuvre at Museum of Design

All the World's a Stage: Dallas Museum of Art Celebrates Performance in the Visual Arts

Leslie Sacks Fine Art Presents Sam Francis Prints: The Last of Their Kind

DeCordova Announces $1 Million Hamilton James Sculpture Park Acquisition Fund

Cabinet War Rooms Veterans Return to Mark 70th Anniversary of the Opening of the Rooms

Finalists Selected for 2009 Betty Bowen Award-Winner to be Announced at an Award Ceremony

Essl Museum Offers Impressive Insights into the Contemporary Indian Art Scene

Masterworks by Canadian Sculptor and Artist Tim Forbes to be Presented During Art Toronto

Get Upclose and Personal with Portraits at Phoenix Art Museum Photography Exhibition

How and Why Artists do What they do is the Focus of an Upcoming Exhibition

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago to Present Califone: All My Friends are Funeral Singers

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art to Hold Annual Fall Art Exhibition and Auction

Vancouver Art Gallery to Present Survey of Work by Renowned Photographer Scott McFarland

"Absolution of the Wind" on Exhibition at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery

Fotomuseum Winterthur to Present Exhibition of Power and Violence, Disease and Death

Morning "Mini Safari": An Artists' Eye View of Teton Wildlife

Pratt Institute Presents Exhibition of Digitally-Altered Photography by Fred Camper

Hanging Fire: Contemporary Art from Pakistan to be Shown at the Asia Society

Metabolic City at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful