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Posted by The Center on April 5, 2011

Portrait of An Aged Beauty © Marcia Treiger

An aging hand offers a beauty trope in place of her own face. The description is simple but the break down much less so. The torn magazine ad might suggest that visible age invalidates spiritual beauty but more pointedly questions why we look to youth for our definition of beauty in the first place. This image is currently held in the permanent collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts.

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Posted by The Center on April 4, 2011

Black Angeles, 42 © Dick Sanders; Juror’s Selection

It takes an impressive image to sway a juror in matters of personal taste. Case in point – Human+Being juror Phil Borges typically finds portraits against back drops off-putting. Borges was nothing less than captivated by Los Angeles photographer Dick Sanders’ Black Angeles, 42, noting that he was “riveted with its enigmatic, honest and centered presence.” Sanders‘ Black Angeles series aims to “blur the lines between personal and universal,” by photographing subjects approached in downtown Los Angeles and engaged with for no more than 2 or 3 minutes.

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