Moderated by Aperture Foundation Publisher, Leslie Martin, the panel discussion about Portraiture in Contemporary Photography with Artists/Photographers Richard Renaldi and Doug DuBois was quite insightful and informative.
Doug DuBois focused most his discussion on family portraiture. The photo portraits of his bother and mother had a great use of light and were full of tenderness and empathy.
Richard Renaldi discussion was focused more in his interaction with strangers. I personally liked in particular besides his Fall River Boys series, his ongoing portrait photo series tilted Touching Strangers
Photo by Richard Renaldi-Carlos and Alex, 2007
In overall, the talk was great and both artists provided different perspectives and angles of what they define as portraiture . Also was discussed how they cultivate and enhance the craft of creating portraiture even in the most challenging situations.