The Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Gabriele Conrath-Scholl & Stephan Berg (Eds.)
Contemporary portrait photography is a great forum for reinvention. With Different Eyes presents a wide range of aesthetic approaches to photographic portraiture ranging from documentary to staged to abstract. Curators Gabriele Conrath-Scholl and Gefan Gronert from Kunstmuseum, Bonn, and SK Kulturstiftung, Cologne, respectively, have selected almost 300 portraits from their collections for this hefty exhibition catalog. From SK, portraits by international artists with a conceptual or stylistic connection to their August Sander holdings complement the historic and contemporary photographs, focusing on portraiture in Germany 1990 to the present, from the Kunstmuseum. Artists represented include Ute Behrend, Annette Kelm, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Charles Frèger, Pepa Hristova, Hiroh Kikai, Albrecht Tübke, Diane Arbus, Jim Dine, Francesco Neri, Judith Joy Ross, Thomas Ruff, August Sander, Rosalind Solomon, Peter Hugo, Katja Stuke, Christopher Williams, Bernhard Fuchs, Jitka Hanzlova, Katharine Bosse, Clegg and Guttmann and others. A fascinating look at the evolution of photographic portraiture over almost a century of time.
8 ½ x 11 ¾ inches / 352 pp / 280 color
Retail Price: $55.00
SK KULTURSTIFTUNG, COLOGNE
KUNSTMUSEUM BONN, GERMANY