by Pier 24 Photography
Published on the occasion of the exhibition
May 15, 2012 - February 28, 2013
Philip Gefter, Sandra S. Phillips,
and Ulrike Schneider
137 photograph reproductions
12.25 x 9.75 in.
Hardcover with linen
Pier 24 Photography, 2014
This exhibition catalog features a 137 selected photographs that were presented at Pier 24 Photography within the exhibition About Face. Included in this exhibition catalog are three original essays by leading scholars on photography.
About Face, focuses on the tradition of portrait-based photography. Nearly thousand photographs drawn primarily from the Pilara Foundation's permanent collection were exhibited from May 15th, 2012 - April 30th, 2013. The exhibition encompasses wide-ranging approaches to portraiture from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day, providing a context within which to consider the unique dynamic between the subject, photographer and viewer.
With over 100 photographers presented in About Face, the exhibition takes a close look at works by Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lee Friedlander, Jim Goldberg, Nan Goldin, Richard Learoyd, August Sander, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan, Gillian Wearing and Liu Zheng among others.