About Face

Exhibition Catalogue

Published on the occasion of the exhibition
May 15, 2012 – February 28, 2013

Texts by Philip Gefter, Sandra S. Phillips, and Ulrike Schneider

174 pages | 137 images | 9.5 x 12 in. | Hardcover | 978-0-9839917-2-4

Edition of 1000
Pier 24 Photography, 2014

This exhibition catalog expands upon our gallery guide with original essays by author Philip Gefter, Sandra S. Phillips, senior curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Ulrike Schneider, director of fine arts Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung.

About Face, focuses on the tradition of portrait-based photography. Nearly thousand photographs drawn primarily from the Pilara Foundation’s permanent collection were exhibited from May 15th, 2012 – April 30th, 2013. The exhibition encompasses wide-ranging approaches to portraiture from the mid-nineteenth century to present-day, providing a context within which to consider the unique dynamic between the subject, photographer and viewer.

With over 100 photographers presented in About Face, the exhibition takes a close look at works by Adou, Nobuyoshi Araki, Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Vanessa Beecroft, Claude Cahun, Sophie Calle, Rineke Dijkstra, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lee Friedlander, Jim Goldberg, David Goldblatt, Nan Goldin, Pieter Hugo, Hai Bo, Rinko Kawauchi, Hendrik Kerstens, Dorothea Lange, Richard Learoyd, Liu Zheng, Danny Lyon, Man Ray, Mike Mandel, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yasumasa Morimura, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Nicholas Nixon, Irving Penn, Judith Joy Ross, August Sander, Tomoko Sawada, Paul Schiek, Cindy Sherman, Alec Soth, Paul Strand, Mikhael Subotsky, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Larry Sultan, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Andy Warhol, Katsumi Wantanabe, Gillian Wearing, and Stanislaw Ignace Witkiewicz.

This publication is available for purchase online and at Pier 24 Photography.