Author
Phillip Prodger

Publisher:
Prestel

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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Das Fotostudio by courtesy of Prestel
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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Joni Sternbach & Detlef Orlopp by courtesy of Prestel
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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Hannah Starkey by courtesy of Prestel

From the daguerreotype to the digital age, Das Porträt in der Fotografie is an accessible introduction to one of photography’s most popular subjects: ourselves. With over 250 illustrations, it presents rarely seen treasures alongside works by the greatest names in photography, including nineteenth-century pioneers Hippolyte Bayard and Julia Margaret Cameron, twentieth-century masters Edward Weston, Lee Miller and Richard Avedon, and contemporary groundbreakers Newsha Tavakolian, Rineke Dijkstra and Zanele Muholi.

It also immortalizes some of photography’s most iconic subjects, such as Queen Elizabeth II, Barack Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Frida Kahlo, Truman Capote and many others. Transcending time and space, the book adopts a fresh, thematic approach to the history of photographic portraiture in eight chapters, tracing a wide range of applications and influences across the spheres of art, advertising, anthropology, fashion, narrative, documentary and vernacular photography.

Publisher’s Info

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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Künstliche Intelligenz by courtesy of Prestel
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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Pina Bausch & Gerhard Richter by courtesy of Prestel
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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Kazuto Ishikawa by courtesy of Prestel
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Das Porträt in der Fotografie – Barack Obama von Nadav Kander by courtesy of Prestel
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Book Specs: Das Porträt in der Fotografie. 150 Jahre Fotogeschichte in 250 Porträts by Phillip Prodger published by Prestel | Format: Hardback | Size: 27.5 x 23.0 cm | Illustrations: 250 | Publication Date: 01.11.2021 | ISBN: 978-3-7913-8795-6. Available here.


English Original: Face Time: A History of the Photographic Portrait published by Thames & Hudson. Available here.


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Phillip Prodger is a curator, author and art historian. Currently Executive Director of Curatorial Exhibitions in Los Angeles, he was formerly Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London and founding Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. His previous books include William Eggleston Portraits, Darwin’s Camera: Art and Photography in the Theory of Evolution and Man Ray | Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism.

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