Portraiture Now: Feature Photography

November 26, 2008 – September 27, 2009
Angelina Jolie Martin Schoeller Digital C-print, 2004 Collection of the artist, courtesy Hasted Hunt, New York City © Martin Schoeller

National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

1st Floor, South Floor Plan

This exhibition features six photographers—Katy Grannan, Jocelyn Lee, Ryan McGinley, Steve Pyke, Martin Schoeller, and Alec Soth—who, by working on assignment for publications such as the New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, each bring their distinctive "take" on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience. Critically acclaimed for their independent fine art work, these photographers have also pursued a variety of editorial projects, taking advantage of both the opportunities and the parameters that these assignments introduce. The resulting work builds upon a longstanding tradition of photographic portraiture for the popular press and highlights creative possibilities for 21st-century portrayal.