Monday, April 13, 2009

Photography Exhibition: At the National Portrait Gallery - Portraiture Now: Feature Photography

There is a wonderful photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., Portraiture Now: Feature Photography.

The exhibition runs through September 27, 2009.

“Portraiture Now: Feature Photography” focuses on six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, each bring their distinctive “take” on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience. Critically acclaimed for their independent fine-art work, these photographers—Katy Grannan, Jocelyn Lee, Ryan McGinley, Steve Pyke, Martin Schoeller, and Alec Soth—have also pursued a variety of editorial projects, taking advantage of the opportunities and grappling with the parameters that these assignments introduce. Their work builds upon a longstanding tradition of photographic portraiture for the popular press and highlights creative possibilities for twenty-first-century portrayal.

If you're in the Washington D.C. area, don't miss this exhibition. The National Portrait Gallery is conveniently located at Eighth and F Streets, NW, in Washington D.C., above the Gallery Place–Chinatown Metrorail station (red, yellow, and green lines). The Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. daily, but closed December 25th. There is no admission fee.

If you can't make it in person to Portraiture Now: Feature Photography, you can see a limited number of the works, in the actual exhibition, in the Feature Photography online gallery. Take some time to wet your appetite to visit the Portraiture Now: Feature Photography in person by viewing the online version of the exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

1 comment:

Lee said...

Thanks. This is a great feature of your blog Ned. I haven't seen this anywhere else. I live in DC and I'll go see the exhibit this weekend. I'll let you know how it is.


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