Museum Portraits

Posted on February 2, 2012

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I have been continuing with my candid portrait series of people viewing exhibits in Museums. Walker Evans’ ‘Subway’ photographs; Harry Callaghan’s portraits of women lost in thought on the streets of Chicago, and Philip-Lorca DiCorcia’s Heads are all precedents for this type of candid portrait series. see ‘(people) In Series, In Sequence’ and Exposed – Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera.

I am getting more comfortable about how it is shaping up. I have been trying to capture images where the subject is clearly engaged by what they are looking at. The interaction between the subject and the object of their gaze is what I want to capture. I have a way to go yet but I think this project has some potential. Will be interesting to see what my tutor thinks of this. Here are my selected photos to-date (very much work in progress):

‘Museum Portraits’ series by Keith Greenough

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