American Figurative Photography

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Ancient Ink: Mark Perrott  is a 2017 exhibit at the Erie Art Museum which says: "Photographer Mark Perrott has spent the past several decades documenting the ever-expanding tribe of tattooed Americans. He began his study at Island Avenue Tattoo in Pittsburgh, PA in 1979, and since then has explored tattoo parlors all across America." Also see artist's website  Accessed 8/17

Behind the Door: Vanity's Demand by Milisa Taylor-Hicks is a 2017 exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University  which says: "Deeply influenced by the journals and writings of Anais Nin, Milisa Taylor-Hicks creates images of fragile beauty; she embraces the idea of metaphor to weave personal narratives. Although her images are not self-portraits in the traditional sense, she collaborates with trusted models who stand in not only for the photographer but also for all woman who struggle to forge their own rules in cultures that tend to mediate emotional excess."    Accessed 8/17

Dorothea Lange: Seeing People is a 2023 exhibit at the National Gallery of Art which says: "During her long, prolific, and groundbreaking career, the American photographer Dorothea Lange made some of the most iconic portraits of the 20th century. Dorothea Lange: Seeing People reframes Lange's work through the lens of portraiture, highlighting her unique ability to discover and reveal the character and resilience of those she photographed. Featuring some 100 photographs, the exhibition addresses her innovative approaches to picturing people, emphasizing her work on social issues including economic disparity, migration, poverty and racism.  Accessed 11/23

Draped and Veiled: 20 x 24 Polaroid Photographs by Joyce Tenneson is a 2022 exhibit at the Asheville Art Museum which says: " Transformations features partially or fully nude figures poetically presented; Tenneson's photographs have always been interested in the magic of the human figure, contained within bodies of all ages and emotions in a broad range that are both vulnerable and bold. She interweaves elements that feel vaguely mythological or symbolic, her figures embodying Classical sculptures of gods and goddesses, both mighty and mercurial."  Also see the website of the artist. Accessed 7/22

FACE VALUE: Photographs by Doris Ulmann & Andy Warhol is a 2017 exhibit at the University of Kentucky Art Museum which says: "Separated by a half century, Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) and Andy Warhol (1928-1987) had profound aesthetic and philosophical differences, yet shared surprising common ground. Face Value is a unique opportunity to see their work together, revealing distinct approaches to portraiture, constructions of identity, and conceptions of art, class, and society." Accessed 3/17

Jo Ann Callis: Woman Twirling an exhibit held March 31 - August 9, 2009 at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Includes audio clips.

The Mermaid Project: Chapter 1, Confinement - works by Annaliese Tassano is a 2017 photography exhibit suggestive of underwater mermaids at the Rehoboth Art League  Also see the artist's website  Accessed 6/17

Sharon: Photographs by Leon Borensztein is a 2017 exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art which says: "Leon Borensztein is a renowned photographer whose artwork captures the integral beauty of people in otherwise painful and challenging situations. His photographs are a glimpse into his life as a single father caring for his severely disabled daughter, Sharon, from infancy until age 29." Accessed 9/17

Wildly Strange: The Photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard is a 2015 exhibit at the Harry Ransom Center which says: "Included are the artist's acclaimed photographs of masked figures set against a deteriorating Southern landscape, and his somewhat lesser known, yet equally dynamic portraits -- primarily of American writers."   Also see article from Resource Library. Accessed 12/18 

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