Since the inception of the medium, portraits have no doubt been the most common subject in photography. From early daguerreotypes to current cell phone snapshots, our faces span the photographic spectrum. For PhotoPlace Gallery’s March exhibition, UNCOMMON PORTRAITS, we seek portraits, including self-portraits, that go beyond mere recording to say something profound about individuals and their place in the world. Approximately forty photos will be chosen for exhibition. To help defray artists’ expenses, we provide free matting and framing of accepted photographs for the duration of our exhibitions, providing they are sized to fit our pre-cut mats.
Juror: CIG HARVEY
Known for her probing metaphoric self-portraits, Cig Harvey has been widely recognized for her skills as a photographer and educator. Winner of the 2008 Critical Mass award and the 2008 Gold Award in the PDN self-portrait competition, her photo workshops have been cited as among the best photography workshops by American Photo Magazine. PhotoPlace Gallery is especially honored to have her serve as a juror for Uncommon Portraits.