In 2009, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child
, filmmaker Gilles Porte
between the ages of 3 and 6, who have yet learn to read or write, and from around the world, draw themselves, without adult intervention, on a pane of glass. The result of which is this gallery of 80 self-portraits
, that are in turn sweet, comical, and moving.
At the end of each movie, the character drawn is animated and comes to life.
(To play the movies, click on “voir” below each thumbnail image on the TV5 site.) [more inside]
posted by MelanieL
on Nov 11, 2013 -
Artistic decline through Alzheimer's
- William Utermohlen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1995 yet he continued drawing. His last self portraits painted between 1995 and 2001 tell a unique tale of an implacable disease encroaching on to his mind and senses. [more inside]
posted by quin
on Feb 6, 2012 -
"In 1999, Toronto-based photographer Jeff Harris
began taking a photo of himself each day as an alternative to all those diaries he started but couldn't keep up. But what began as a self-portrait project has evolved considerably in its 13 years. Harris' photographs aren't the typical, self-portrait vanity projects that crop up on YouTube now and again. Instead, he used the project to inspire him in his daily life, to go out and do something that would get him off his couch....This story becomes even more incredible as it progresses, but it's difficult to explain without cheapening it."*
So watch it now
[video || 05:26].
posted by ericb
on Jan 6, 2012 -
- NSFW flash portfolio (via Internet Weekly)
"... self-portraiture and multiplicity within erotic contexts."
"Wong utilizes her favorite subject, herself, to visually critique, satirize, subjugate, and exploit stereotypes of Asian women as passive, pre-pubescent, and sexually objectified."
posted by madamjujujive
on Feb 5, 2006 -
NSFW- Model vs. Photographer
"First, I really thought that the shots would be funny. Second, it was about the only truly creative idea I had ever had. While I've often seen photographers do nude self portraits, I had never seen a male photographer try to adopt the same poses as his female models. Third, what better way to blunt the criticism that most nude art degrades women? I'm saying that I'm perfectly willing to do anything that I ask my models to do. And I really think that the more feminine the pose, the funnier the shots become."
posted by nadawi
on Jul 27, 2005 -
- multimedia artist and activist John Douglas portrays himself as a one-man citizen soldier army in a series of provocative photographic tableaus. NSFW.
posted by madamjujujive
on Dec 18, 2004 -
Self-portraits with an edge.
"In a series of extraordinary transformations, this young, Korean-born conceptual artist unfolds a multiplicity of lives and identities documented through the lens of her point-and-shoot camera as she "becomes" a young punk
in the East Village, a Connecticut-based exotic dancer, or a senior citizen
picking through thrift stores in Murray Hill."
Nikki S Lee takes Cindy Sherman
in another direction. Sherman's classic photographs, as their title Film Stills
indicates, are static and meticulously set up. But Lee takes her characters to the street, using real people as props and set.
Fluidity of identity? Artist-subject relationship? Comment on sub-cultures? Isn't contmporary art great
posted by statisticalpurposes
on Aug 31, 2002 -