“The Art of Portrait Photography” by PBS Arts: Off Book “focuses on the dynamic relationship between the photographer, the subject, and the audience and how that relationship has evolved over time”.
Humans have been creating likenesses of each other for thousands of years, but with the introduction of photography, a new language developed for capturing the human image. Photography created opportunities for not just for biography and documentation, but also depth, empathy, and experimentation. Many portrait photographers today elevate their work from mere photo to art, communicating ideas and capturing the human subject with dignity, all while exploring the meaning and potential of portraiture.
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