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200 FACES | by misha maslennikov
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26-30 MAY Hamlyn House & Hill House, 21 Highgate Hill, London

2-6 JUN Aztec 920 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol

9-13 JUN Kingston House, Lydiards Fields, Swindon

16-20 JUN Aztec 930 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol

23-27 JUN Lewins Mead, Whitefriars, Bristol

30 JUN - 4 JUL Quayside Tower, Broad Street, Birmingham


200 Faces is an exhibition of 200 portrait photographs by 191 photographers, with a

special appearance by photographer Harry Wakefield. The exhibition is testimony to

the ever-present, dynamic and enthralling genre of portrait photography as captured by

an exciting group of contemporary image-makers in all stages of their careers. These

photographers, from all around the world exemplify the diversity of portrait photography,

from the environment in which the subjects sit, to the expressions and emotions, uniforms

and props that build the information in the image.

Every portrait photograph reveals more than just the character and appearance of

the sitter. When we look at a portrait we also see something of the photographer and

something of ourselves. No photograph of another person is capable of revealing a whole

and complete being, no matter how much we believe this to be true. Every time we look

at a photograph of another person we are aware, however slightly, of the photographer

selecting that image from countless other sights, as such that photo embodies their way

of seeing. As viewers, we also bring to this relationship between photographer and subject

our own perception, our own way of seeing, which is entirely affected by what we know

and what we believe.

When we look at a portrait photograph we see a reflection of these perspectives, and the

interaction between these ways of seeing. This is part of the enduring fascination with the

photographic portrait.

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Taken on May 18, 2012