Private Disclosures, Public Space

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Dakam Publishing
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Contemphoto '13 Contemporary Photography Conference. Visualisation & Urban History in Contemporary Photography, 2013, pp. 54 - 62
Issue Date:
2013
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This paper critically reflects on two distinct approaches to portraiture employed in my practice. While outwardly different, each shares with the other an identical conceptual constraint: to disclose something private in public. In doing this I differentiate between the covert methods of candid photography, giving details of its ethical and artistic complexities, and the participatory process of a posed portrait. I discuss both methods comparatively and point to what they promise as methods for revealing something private.
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