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Face to Face: Portraits from the Photography Collection

Steven Spielberg, Miami Beach, Florida, by Michael O'Brien, © 1975. Taken the week before Jaws hit theaters.

AUGUST 20, 2012 – APRIL 11, 2013
FACE TO FACE: Portraits from The Wittliff Collections

More than 50 photographs bring viewers face to face with a study in humanity — from the famous to the homeless — in portraiture from the permanent holdings of Texas State’s The Wittliff Collections.

Among the images of authors, artists, and ordinary people, musicians, cowboys, and revolutionaries are icons Che Guevara by Rodrigo Moya, Georgia O’Keefe by Yousuf Karsh, Willie Nelson by Annie Leibovitz, Horton Foote by Keith Carter, Frida Kahlo by Héctor García, and Texas State Distinguished Alumnus George Strait by Michael O’Brien.

The exhibition presents traditional portraits, candid images, and a variety of environmental and creative approaches. Conventional darkroom printing, tintype, and other processes are represented in works by 33 photographers, including Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Richard Avedon, Jayne Hinds Bidaut, Graciela Iturbide, Robb Kendrick, O. Rufus Lovett, Lee Marmon, Antonio Turok, Will Van Overbeek, Kathy Vargas, Laura Wilson, Jeff Wilson, Dan Winters, Bill Wittliff, and Mariana Yampolsky.