Gone Astray Portraits, in Faces-European Portraits since the 1990’s, Netherlands Institue

Sept 2015 - June 2016

Center for Fine Arts in Brussels, Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam and Museum for Photography Thessaloniki.

Gone Astray Portraits, (2002-3), may appear to faithfully reference the conventions of 19th century street portraiture yet on closer inspection the sitters are not regular street folk but a pre-selected cast, dressed by the photographer, and assigned props. The title, taken from Charles Dickens’ novella Gone Astray, 1853, ruminates on being lost in the city of London and the drama and pretense of the urban street. The series is concerned with status, identity and the theatre of the everyday, whilst acknowledging the implicit nature of photography.

Participating Photographers
Tina Barney, Sergey Bratkov, Koos Breukel, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Christian Courrèges, Denis Darzacq, Luc Delahaye, Rineke Dijkstra, Jitka Hanzlová, Konstantinos Ignatiadis, Alberto García-Alix, Stratos Kalafatis, Boris Mikhailov, Nikos Markou, Hellen Van Meene, Jorge Molder, Lucia Nimcova, Adam PaƄczuk, Dita Pepe, Anders Petersen, Paola De Pietri, Jorma Puranen, Thomas Ruff, Clare Strand, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Juergen Teller, Ari Versluis & Elli Uyttenbroek, Stephan Vanfleteren and Manfred Willmann