30 Sep '12, 2am

National Gallery's 'Serial Portrait' show reveals more than faces - San Francisco Luxury News #photography

One senses mortality throughout “The Serial Portrait: Photograph and Identity in the Last One Hundred Years .” The National Gallery of Art exhibition traces a practice mostly peculiar to photography: the creation of multiple images of the same person, often self-portraits, tracing changes in identity that occur naturally over time or through manipulation of self-expression. In the first room of the show, male photographers focus on the female form, often their wives or paramours, producing visual essays that inevitably track the effects of aging. In later rooms, the serial photography project grows more experimental, more a question of identity, manipulations of gender and class. But death is always around the corner. Nicholas Nixon’s “The Brown Sisters” dominates an entire wall, and, although full of life, the work leaves one with a shudder. An ongoing project, this colle...

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