Masquerade Women’s Contemporary Portrait Photography

Masquerade includes ten photographic portfolios and seven newly commissioned writings, consciously using and re-evaluating the codes and traditions surrounding photographic portraiture. Masquerade includes: Catriona Grant’s seductive portraits of adolescent boys; Kathe Kowalski’s heart rendering, unflinchingly honest portraits of her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s; Laurie Long’s staged tableaux re-enacting the story lines of fictional girl detective Nancy Drew, blurring fact, fiction and childhood memory; and Trish Morrissey’s challenge to the female stereotype with her WWM series. The photographs and texts sit as separate but complimentary voices, the seven essays offering a variety of investigations including Sandra Matthews’ discussion of multiple narratives and the significance of a cultural collective through the work of four American artists; Caryn Faure Walker addressing the social and demographic implications of mass portraiture and Jane Fletcher arguing against a simplistic understanding of the power relationship between photographer and sitter, suggesting an alternative, more complex awareness. Masquerade Photographers: Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Catriona Grant, Kathe Kowalski, Laurie Long, Trish Morrissey, Magali Nougarede, Sarah Pucill, Zineb Sedira, Marla Sweeney and Miranda Walker Masquerade Writers :Mark Durden, Jane Fletcher, Rachel Gear, Paul Jobling, Sandra Matthews, Jane Tormey, and Caryn Faure Walker. Masquerade is a provocative and lavishly illustrated publication which flags up a new pictorialism in contemporary photography and is an essential read for anyone interested in current debates around portraiture and its powerful representation via photography. Edited by Kate Newton and Christine Rolph.

Text: Newton Kate , Rolph Christine . cm 24,5×28,3; pp. 136; COL; paperback. Publisher: Ffotogallery, , 2004.

ISBN: 9781872771366 | 187277136X

ID: AM-8657

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Masquerade includes ten photographic portfolios and seven newly commissioned writings, consciously using and re-evaluating the codes and traditions surrounding photographic portraiture. Masquerade includes: Catriona Grant’s seductive portraits of adolescent boys; Kathe Kowalski’s heart rendering, unflinchingly honest portraits of her mother’s battle with Alzheimer’s; Laurie Long’s staged tableaux re-enacting the story lines of fictional girl detective Nancy Drew, blurring fact, fiction and childhood memory; and Trish Morrissey’s challenge to the female stereotype with her WWM series. The photographs and texts sit as separate but complimentary voices, the seven essays offering a variety of investigations including Sandra Matthews’ discussion of multiple narratives and the significance of a cultural collective through the work of four American artists; Caryn Faure Walker addressing the social and demographic implications of mass portraiture and Jane Fletcher arguing against a simplistic understanding of the power relationship between photographer and sitter, suggesting an alternative, more complex awareness. Masquerade Photographers: Beth Yarnelle Edwards, Catriona Grant, Kathe Kowalski, Laurie Long, Trish Morrissey, Magali Nougarede, Sarah Pucill, Zineb Sedira, Marla Sweeney and Miranda Walker Masquerade Writers :Mark Durden, Jane Fletcher, Rachel Gear, Paul Jobling, Sandra Matthews, Jane Tormey, and Caryn Faure Walker. Masquerade is a provocative and lavishly illustrated publication which flags up a new pictorialism in contemporary photography and is an essential read for anyone interested in current debates around portraiture and its powerful representation via photography. Edited by Kate Newton and Christine Rolph.

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