From the earliest days of photography, portraiture fascinated practitioners of the darkroom arts. While many commercial photographers earned their living recording appearances, some turned their lenses on themselves and others with surprising results. Today portraiture–of self and or of others–yields some of the most probing images in contemporary photography. Photographers explore humor, discomfort, intimacy, and the uncanny to photograph faces, and sometimes even souls.
PhotoPlace Gallery is pleased to welcome Andy Bloxham as juror of “Seeing Myself, Seeing Others: The Art of the Portrait.” For this exhibition Andy will choose forty portraits for exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery from September 13 through October 7th. He will also choose an additional thirty-five portraits for the galleryâ€™s â€œOn-Line Annex.â€ All selected work will be included in a full-color exhibition catalogue available for purchase. To help artists defray costs, PhotoPlace Gallery offers to mat and frame work selected for exhibition free of charge, providing artists print their images to our pre-cut mat and frame sizes.
Juror: Andy Bloxham
Andy Bloxham’s images have appeared in numerous publications and exhibitions worldwide. His work involves placing himself and others in fictional situations, told through the slight hint of a smirking camera. He is an assistant professor of photography at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and a faculty member at the Maine Media Workshops.