The challenge for portrait photography is to provide a meaningful response to the question that lies behind our interest in the faces of people. We look to the face – and that includes our own – provoked by simple but profound curiosity about the person being looked at, searching for at least a clue to their nature, their soul, recognition of their unique being. Martin Schoeller in Works: 1999-2019 and Göran Gnaudschun in Are You Happy? rise to the challenge with the quest for the elusive nature of identity that may be revealed or hidden in the human face. Brandishing...
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