Tim Hetherington: from the series Inner Light: Portraits of the Blind, Sierra Leone 1999-2003. Gelatin silver print
Portraits by Miguel Millo
Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b.1956) is a painter and photographer. Her work focuses on the Arab female identity in a 19th-century Orientalist style. She is well-known for hand-drawn Arabic calligraphy paintings done with henna on different types of surfaces, such as fabric, bodies, and even walls. Her style reflects her training and expertise in constructing intricately set Figurative compositions.
Inspired by 19th-century Orientalist works, Essaydi is known for paintings that combine Islamic calligraphy and representations of the female body with Western painting traditions. She frequently addresses the complexities of female identity in the Arab traditions from a personal perspective. Her works are a reflection of her Moroccan girlhood, depicting a woman caught between the past and the present. Her paintings explore Orientalist mythology through imagery from a Modernist point of view.
Photographer Ozge Cone
Monica Denevan photography
Cedric Yon photography
Pszemek Dziienis and Dorota Buczkowska: Hybrid Figures (2011)
Alma Haser: Cosmic Surgery
Black and white portraits by Fred Fraser
Ken Kitano: OUR FACE PROJECT
Each photo portrait has been made by evenly printing photographs of the faces of people belonging to particular groups on top of each other. The groups include young girls from Harajuku, office workers in Tokyo, people on isolated islands in the South, fisherman of Boso Peninsula, and others. The more faces that are printed, the more the contours of an individual become blurred and the expression and age more ambiguous, in the final portrait which I call ‘Our Face.’