This groundbreaking publication announces the death of the conventional portrait. Exploring new techniques and strategies, the artists present faces to the world that are sometimes seductive, sometimes touching, sometimes frightening, but never less than riveting. Whether Gillian Wearing's masked self-portrait, Aziz + Cucher's neutral façades, LawickMuller's composite portrait of a couple, Cindy Sherman's disquieting disguises or Orlan's disturbing experiments with cosmetic surgery, these images demand attention.
'For photographers with a passion for portraiture, this book shouldn't be ignored'
Digital Photographer Magazine
'A manifesto against our current image culture and its unrealistic ideals of beauty, youth and celebrity'
The Art Review
'Beautiful ... fascinating ... all [the photos] are captivating in some way'
'Endlessly fascinating ... inspiring and reassuring'