In the Gallery
Face Forward: Portraits in photography from 1839 to present
Opening reception June 28 from 5-7:30 pm: The portrait has been used since the discovery of the medium in 1839. At first, a way to record history it became a record of a loved one as they went off to war, possibly not to return home. Portraits were records of the famous, infamous and everyday person. As the medium has developed, so has the portrait. From an historical record to a story told in a single frame, the portrait tells a story of life. Exhibit highlights include daguerreotypes from 1839, portraits of women by Edward Weston and Edward Steichen occupational portraits by August Sander, Lisette Model and Arnold Newman as well as contemporary portraits by artists such as Annie Leibowitz and Zanele Muholl.
Gallery is in Birmingham, Mi at 2235 Cole Street.