National Portrait Gallery – Photographs

Writing up another post on some of the photographs from the exhibition as promised! These selected photographs are the ones that stood out to me the most, the ones that I stared at for quite a while. Reading the description for each one of these, I could see the meaning behind the photographs. Most of them are captured in the moment which I feel makes the photograph more meaningful. ‘Sofia’ by Nestor Diaz is an example of how the photographer captures the model living in the moment. The fact that she has chosen to show herself how she did shows that she is accepting her reality as well as proving that there still is beauty. Another favourite is the ‘Beauty Recovery Room 01’ by Ji Yeo who tries to show the pressure between Korean women trying to undergo plastic surgery in order to achieve the Western ‘look’!

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CINDY & SHIRLEY AGED TEN HOLDING BABY TERRY ON HIS CHRISTENING DAY – By Paul Wenham-Clarke

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HOLY MOTHER – By Erik Almås

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SOFÍA – By Néstor Díaz

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BEAUTY RECOVERY ROOM 01 – By Ji Yeo

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THE TWINS – By Dorothee Deiss

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