Portraiture Now: Feature Photography
November 26, 2008 - September 27, 2009
"Portraiture Now: Feature Photography" focuses on six photographers who, by working on assignment for publications such as The New Yorker, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine each bring their distinctive perspective on contemporary portraiture to a broad audience. Critically acclaimed for their independent fine art work, these photographers—Katy Grannan, Jocelyn Lee, Ryan McGinley, Steve Pyke, Martin Schoeller and Alec Soth—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.