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Author Perich, Shannon Thomas.

Title The changing face of portrait photography : from daguerreotype to digital / Shannon Thomas Perich
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : National Museum of American History, [2011]


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Description xv, 159 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents George K. Warren : the yearbook photographer-- a perfect brick (1832-1884) -- Julia Margaret Cameron : spiritual and intellectual riches (1815-1879) -- Barr & Wright Studio : Main Street photographers (1870-1880) -- Gertrude Käsebier : forging a path to beauty (1852-1934) -- Dorothea Lange : Migrant mother lives on (1895-1965) -- Nickolas Muray : an affectionate front (1892-1965) -- Richard Avedon : a portrait is not a likeness (1923-2004) -- Henry Horenstein : times marches on (b. 1947) -- Lauren Greenfield : the personal is potent (b. 1966) -- Robert Weingarten : portraits unbound (b. 1941)
Summary "A richly illustrated volume examines ten photographers' portrait work and 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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Portrait photography -- History.
LC no. 2011014666
ISBN 9781588342744 (hardback)
1588342743 (hardback)