"From the very earliest days of photography, photographers have sought to capture portraits not only of the famous, but of the notable, as well as of everyday people," says Stephen Perloff. "How they focus their gaze and ours tells us much about their times and reveals the changing history of the medium they chose to employ." This is the story told in "The Portrait in Photography", using images selected from the turn-of-the-last century to today's celebrity-driven culture.
Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education, the first annual Vanguard Award from the Philadelphia Center for the Photographic Image in 2007, and the Colin Ford Award from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012.
His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections, and he has curated more than a score of exhibitions. He has been widely praised for his writing about the photography art market, including his detailed auction reports, and for his extensive reporting on major stories like the exposure of the production of fraudulent Lewis Hine prints. His articles have been reproduced in dozens of other journals — like American Photo, The Art Newspaper, Town & Country, Silvershotz, and Photo News — and he has been called on as an expert to comment on the state of the photography market for publications such as The New York Times, The Toronto Globe & Mail, and The Wall Street Journal.
A wine and cheese reception begins at 5 p.m. Mr. Perloff's talk begins at 6 p.m.This event is free and open to the public, but please register to reserve you seat.