Portraits

Portraits

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Portraits by Peter Weiermair 1994, Hardcover

"No other genre has been taken over more emphatically or more completely from the traditional artistic media (drawing, painting and sculpture) by photography than that of the portrait. Photography has become the one medium that unites all of the functions of the traditional portrait within itself, from simple representation to the intimate staged piece. Here one encounters the portrait as commissioned photograph and as treatment of a freely-chosen subject, as objective representation and as idealized rendering and interpretation, as projection of the photographer, as psychological study, as expression of social relationships, as exhibitionistic staged scene, as a sign of acceptance of the other and as playful interaction of distance and proximity; all of these variations can be found in this selection of portraits by 23 European, American, Australian and Japanese photographers, which now makes its rightful claim as an up-to-date anthology of contemporary portrait photography."