Heidi Specker: In front of (2016, Snoeck)

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Black & White, Color, Contemporary, Photobook

“In her series IN FRONT OF, Heidi Specker (*1962) devotes 70 pictures to the framework and circumstances in which photographers normally shoot portraits.

Rather than following standard studio procedures, she creates an atmosphere for exploring the relationship that develops between photographer and sitter during a session, visualising their dependences and balance of power. These photos evolved out of a refusal to engage with conventional portrait photography, which serves to depict a status or project a self-image. The random, obstinate nature of these portraits prompts us to question how closely the photographer can get to know a sitter and whether personality can be captured on camera at all.” http://www.berlinischegalerie.de/en/exhibitions/archives/2016/portraetfotografie/

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

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© 2016 Heidi Specker, Snoeck Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, Köln

 

Artist: http://www.heidispecker.de

 

Publisher: http://snoeck.de/de/book/347/Heidi-Specker%3A-IN-FRONT-OF.-Photographies-2015

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