Still Life & Portrait - Contemporary

A board of Still Life or Portraits from the 1960s onwards. Artists and descriptions included.
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"Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992," from Beach Portraits, 1992. Artist: Rineke Dijkstra Dutch, born 1959.  Chromogenic print; from an edition of six with two artist's proofs.  Rineke Dijkstra has produced a complex body of photographic and video work, offering a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture.

// Beach Portraits Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26 1992 // Rineke Dijkstra - A series of portraits taken of young adolescents during the awkward transition in life, capturing the awkwardness and un-confident subjects at the beach.

Hinepukohurangi, 2001.  Artist: Lisa Reihana.  New Zealand born 1964.  Colour photography Digital Type C colour photography (Chromira Digital Print).  Lisa Reihana is a Maori multi media artist based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Her inspiration from fantasy, advertising and computer games, rendering them almost instantly familiar to the viewer.

Lisa Reihana, "Hinepukohurangi" (from Digital Marae, Collection: the artist, featured in the Asia-Pacific Tirennial of Contemporary Art an initiative of the Queensland Art Gallery

Sylvie Guillem, dancer, New York, March 11, 1991 Artist: Richard Avedon (1923–2004) Bron and lived New York City. Lead photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Fashion and Portrait photographer (including Dance).

Sylvie Guillem, dancer, New York, March 1991 Artist: Richard Avedon Bron and lived New York City. Lead photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Fashion and Portrait photographer (including Dance).

Charles Jourdan Spring 1978.  Artist: Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) Born in Paris. Self taught photographer. Guy Bourdin’s imagery not only changed the course of fashion photography but influenced a host of contemporary artists, photographers and filmmakers.

Charles Jourdan, Spring 1978 Photography by Guy Bourdin, Courtesy of the Guy Bourdin Estate and the Louise Alexander Gallery

Blow Up: Untitled 1, 2007.  Artist: Ori Gersht. Born 1967.  Israeli fine art photographer.  In his still life series Gersht investigated the relationships between photography, technology and optical perception, at a pivotal moment in the history of photography where digital technology both threatens a crisis and promises a breakthrough.

‘Blow Up — a portion showed above — is a 2007 C-print mounted to acrylic by Ori Gersht that is part of the Pizzuti Collection. Credit: Courtesy of Pizzuti Collection and CRG Gallery

Joel, Wik Elder, from Returning To Places That Name Us.  Artist: Ricky Maynard. Born 1953. Tasmanian. Gelatine silver fibre print. This is one of five portraits that were inspired by the Wik people’s hard-fought battle for custodianship of their traditional land, at Cape York in northern Queensland.

Wik Elder, Gladys, 2000 from Returning to Places that Name Us Ricky Maynard

Les Miserables cast for Vogue 2012.  Artist: Annie Leibowitz. 1949- . Annie Leibovitz, considered one of America's best portrait photographers, developed her trademark use of bold colors and poses while at Rolling Stone.

Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway star in the critically acclaimed adaptation of the epic musical phenomenon that is a timeless testament to the human spirit, Les Miserables, watch it tonight on Charter On Demand.

Empowerment, 2013. (National Photography Portrait entry). Artist: Tamika Morrison. South Australian.  Jeannette has dreams to make something of herself in this world as an actor and director. Following a dream where she can express her inner creator, passion and vision. Body image and beauty, however, seem to take attention over talent in this industry. But this is Jeannette, naked, empowered, beautiful and woman. Setting forth to take on a world of her dreams.

Empowerment, 2013. (National Photography Portrait entry). Artist: Tamika Morrison. South Australian. Jeannette has dreams to make something of herself in this world as an actor and director. Following a dream where she can express her inner creator, passion and vision. Body image and beauty, however, seem to take attention over talent in this industry. But this is Jeannette, naked, empowered, beautiful and woman. Setting forth to take on a world of her dreams.

Untitled, #35, 2001 from the "Morning, and Melancholia" series.  Artist: Laura Letinsky. Born 1962, Canadian.  Medium: Chromogenic development print.

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