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Halsey Talks: Portraiture

Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston presents Halsey Talks: Portraiture February 13 at 6:30 p.m. Using specific images in Southbound and other notable works from art history, we will discuss what it means to create a portrait using photography. What is a portrait? Are they physical representations of the people they depict? Or do they convey something more, whether it’s an emotional or psychological quality? How does the medium of photography help shape portraits? And with the early forms of photography, where a subject had to sit for a length of time, what did it mean to have a portrait made of oneself? Halsey Talks are an ongoing series of roundtable discussions on intriguing concepts in art.