Australian Exclusive
Curated by W. H. Chong and Imogen Stubbs

If a biography is a portrait in words, then what do we put on the cover of the book? An exact solution is the photographic portrait: the face of the subject. We can grasp the power of a portrait as it immediately delivers a vast amount of information before we engage the narrative within.

Each portrait carries its own subtext of how its publishers would like the book to be received – an understory written during hours of discussion and work by publishers, editors, marketers, designers and photographers. And not least, the subject, who is collaborator and raison d’être; both source material and co-creator of their own portrait. Featuring Richard Freeman (AUS), Jonas Gratzer (SE), Wendy McDougall (AUS), Nick White (AUS).

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  • Bookface
    August 28, 2021 - November 21, 2021
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm