The art of the political portrait

… The Culture section of yesterday’s Guardian featured an interesting story by Blake Morrison on political portraiture. “Political leaders have always understood the power of portraiture,” writes Morrison. “Holbein’s 1537 Whitehall mural of Henry VIII – richly dressed, broad-shouldered, legs spread wide – exudes authority and virility (even if the king no longer possessed them […]

Lewis Blackwell’s “Photowisdom”

.. Photographers usually prefer to let their images speak for them, but I think strong images make you curious not just about the subject matter but also about the photographers themselves. You want to know more—more of what the photographer was thinking, what motivated them, what they were after. The new book Photowisdom: Master Photographers […]