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The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography
Auto Focus features the work of 75 contemporary photographers from around the world for whom self-portraiture is a central part of their work.
Issues of identity national, sexual, racial, personal or artistic are key to all the images featured in this book.
In an extended introduction, historical examples are used to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how the contemporary self-portrait derived and developed from those origins. The book, organized around five themes dominant in contemporary self-portraiture, provides a clear guide for readers through a significant and dynamic genre.
This book includes an introduction that uses historical examples to enrich the understanding of how self-portraiture was first used in photography and to illustrate how self-portrait derived and developed from those origins.
About the Author
Susan Bright is a curator and writer. She has contributed to numerous publications and is the author of Art Photography Now. In addition to organizing international conferences and seminars on art and photography, she was formerly assistant curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in London, curator at the Association of Photographers, and served as acting director for the MA Photography (Historic and Contemporary) program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Bright’s previous exhibitions and catalogs include Something Out of Nothing, How We Are: Photographing Britain, and Face of Fashion. She currently lives and works in New York, where she is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts.