April 11, 2009

Benedikt Partenheimer



Benedikt Partenheimer was one of the winners of the Hearst 8x10 Biennial. His winning entry was a series of portraits of famous artists and photographers taken from behind them as they were (presumably) engaged in the act of looking/contemplation. While many fo the artists are surely posing, the series still works.. and it's interesting how the viewer's relationship to the series shifts after reading the titles of the pieces. Take a look at the pictures above and note youfrresponse to them without knowing the subjects (one of them should be known to all photography nerds)... then click through to Partenheimer's site and find their names...

posted at 11:33 AM by raul

Filed under: photographers

TAGS: artist portraits (1) german photography (2) looking (2)


04/12/09 08:04 AM

Hah! For me, the hat gave it away. He's always in that hat...

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