Chris Buck Talk and Closing Reception 10/7/11
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|Chris Buck chose 46 images beyond the traditional portrait - more than
just a eloquently captured face. They include uncanny, parody,
distortions, subtle suggestions and in-your-face implications. For
“Persona” we sought portraits devised outside the box (or in one, if
applicable). We called for captured characters. |
There can be more to a superb portrait than a superb likeness of an
individual a the testimony to their soul can be visioned way beyond the
eyes. How much can you tell us about a person with just one image?
Their life story? Perhaps. How did you show the idiosyncrasies,
quirks, that make your sitters both physically and emotionally,
individuals? We can’t wait to fill our gallery walls with a newly
visioned kind of face - portrait as character and caricature.
Juror: Chris Buck
We’re thrilled to have Chris Buck as inspiration and aesthetic eye for “Persona “ His portraits have been surprising us, making us laugh, causing us to ask questions, and inspiring us to think outside of the box for years. His brand of image making (over two decades worth) infuses wit with uncommon gesture and implied meaning. He tells more than a story – he creates tales (sometimes through pure expression). Chris was the first recipient for the Arnold Newman Portrait Prize (2007), which we think he so rightfully deserved! His clients include IBM, Microsoft, Moviefone, Citibank, GQ, Blender and The New York Times Magazine. From uncanny celebrity portraits, to advertising humor, to editorial wisdom, Chris Buck has offered us a very special take on our world of Personas. His bio is in the pictures – catch a glimpse into Chris Buck’s kind at www.chrisbuck.com.
|Full Color Catalog
now available at VioVio
|Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
||All selected entries are included in a full color exhibit catalog. Juror's Choice receives a 20x35" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image. We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.
|Submissions Close||8/16/11 Midnight EST|
It was really a joy going through this work - playful, inventive and skillful. I love that there was a leaning towards the surreal and the psychological in much of the work. I want to mention that a number of impressive pieces were cut as they didn't relate strongly enough to the portrait theme, particularly some fashion work and street photography.
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