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The Changing Face of Portrait Photography: From Daguerreotype to Digital

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A richly illustrated volume examines the portrait work of Dorthea lange, Richard Avedon, Robert Weingarten, George K. Warren, Julia Margaret Cameron, the Barr & Wright Studio, Gertrude Käseebier, Nickolas Muray, Henry Horenstein, and Lauren Greenfiled.  The Changing Face of Portrait Photography explores the power of the portrait and the role it plays in our personal and national identities.

The Changing Face of Portrait Photography explores ten groups of portraits selected from within the Smithsonian National Museum of American History's Photographic History Collection. The selections represent work by specific photographers with diverse relationships to portraiture, and through their sampling take a focused look at changing convention, theory, and technologies.

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Images by ten photographers span 150 years of photographic technology and represent changing notions of portraiture. Perich is a curator affiliated with the Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and she mined the collection to prepare this intriguing survey. Her text is a thoughtful investigation of portraiture's various uses, meanings, and interpretations, as well as the distinctive approaches of the photographers and what they communicate. The volume measures 9x11.5". Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Shannon Thomas Perich is an associate curator in the Photographic History Collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She is the author of Richard Avedon's The Kennedy's: Portrait of a Family. She lives in Washington, DC.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588342744
Author:
Perich, Shannon
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Portraits
Subject:
General Photography
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 BandW AND COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
11.2 x 8.8 x 0.87 in 2.6 lb

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