Lecture Notes: What is a Portrait?

ref: Tina Barney; Jill and Polly in the bathroom, 1987. To introduce the genre of portraiture within our subject area, please see the lecture notes from this week’s lecture. From the early uses of photography within the genre of portraiture, Physiognomy, Physiology, through the Victorian age, and the obsession of collecting things. The lecture explores the image as social document, issues of representation and objectification. Highlight key points of reference and return to the ‘Essential” reading list on the project brief.



What is a Portrait_Lecture Notes 2013

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