I/Eye: On Photography

And while on the subject of the art of the quick, 35mm portrait…

Posted in 35mm, Other Photographers, portraits by Sheila Newbery on January 22, 2010

Excerpt from a conversation: National Gallery of Art photography curator Sarah Greenough talking with  Robert Bergman about the portraits in his book, A Kind of Rapture (1998):

SG: How much time do you spend typically when you’re taking someone’s portrait. Does it vary tremendously? Are these people just met in an afternoon, or are there people known for a long period of time for the works that are in the exhibition now?

RB: A minute or two. A few minutes.

© Robert Bergman

© Robert Bergman

© Robert Bergman

For more of Bergman’s portraits in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, visit the Gallery website.

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