Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject

An MoCP mini-course will explore the art of portraiture through selected works from the museum's archives.

The Museum of Contemporary Photography will present Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject, a mini-course that will focus on the art of portraiture from selected, archival work on Friday, August 3. Attendees will be introduced to some of the museum’s best works, which are normally housed in the museum’s archives.

Curator of Academic Programs and Collections Kristin Taylor will lead the mini-course, concentrating on how visual information such as setting, clothing, posture, and expression can inform the identity of the portrait subject. The highlighted works will include a selection of twelve photographs that employ lighting, framing, and composition techniques to alter viewers’ perceptions of the subject matter.

Photos at Noon: Portraiture and the Human Subject
Friday, August 3
12 p.m.–1 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.