Duane Michals – The Portraitist
Duane Michals – The Portraitist presents the first comprehensive overview of portraits by Duane Michals, a pioneering photographer
Duane Michals – The Portraitist presents the first comprehensive overview of portraits by Duane Michals, a pioneering photographer who in the 1960s broke away from established traditions of documentary photography. He is well known for staging photographs that tell stories like a progression of film stills, as well as for adding handwritten captions, messages and poems on the photographic prints. His work has been described as performative, narrative and illusionistic. More than a ‘photographer’, Michals enjoys being called a storyteller.
Michals started his professional career in fashion and commercial art in mid-century New York, extending into portraiture and video art. He has created commissioned portraits of many famous actors, writers, musicians, and visual artists from Andy Warhol to Meryl Streep, 125 of which are included in this exhibition.
Finnish Museum of Photography , K 1
Admission fee 6/12€, under 18 yrs free entry