“Portrait of Hugh Gibson Glenn with Flintlock Rifle” features a bright-eyed young boy, perhaps five or six years of age, seated in a wooden chair against a flat gray-brown background. Dressed in a dapper blue jacket with gold buttons, black bow tie, and white shirt and breeches, he holds a rifle prominently in his lap. The head of a dog appears at profile in the lower right-hand corner of the composition, while a powder horn hangs from the chair at the extreme left. Artist unknown.
I Shot Polaroid-style Celebrity Portraits at This Year's Sundance Film Festival
Taika Waititi, writer and director from the film, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" poses for a portrait in the L.A. Times photo & video studio at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 23, 2016. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
This image is entitled, "Portrait (Miss N)" by artist Getrude Käsebier. “Miss N” refers to Evelyn Nesbit (1884-1967), a stage actress and renowned beauty whose longtime affair with acclaimed architect Stanford White began when they were 16 and 47, respectively and ended when Nesbit's husband, Harry Thaw, murdered White. Nesbit here embodies the qualities of both youthful innocence and the femme-fatale, characteristic of turn-of-the century symbolist depictions of womanhood.
Edward Steichen enjoyed several distinct careers in photography with his moody landscapes in the late 1890s and his designation of curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art from 1947 to 1962. In between, Steichen was the leading advertising, fashion and portrait photographer of the 1920s and 1930s. This elegant and mysterious portrait of the young silent-film star Gloria Swanson is characteristic of his imaginative approach. 'Gloria Swanson',1924; printed ca.1960.
Cindy Sherman: Bus Riders is a series of fifteen black and white photographs Sherman produced shortly after graduating at University, where she studied art (1972-6). The characters in Bus Riders were based on people she had observed on the bus. One of them is male; three are androgynous in appearance; five of them are black. While male characters also appear in Untitled A-D and Murder Mystery People (as well as in such later series Sherman has not portrayed black characters in any other…
Cindy Sherman // Untitled Film Still #35 // 1979 // I chose this image because of its commentary. I am a fan of Sherman because she was her own model, assuming the pop-culture identity of females during the 70's. // source: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/1997/sherman/untitled35.html#