The Portrait Project is a series of fine art books and a photographic body of work titled "The Portrait Project." The exhibition includes limited edition hand-bound artist books that blend portrait photography and personal narratives. Rachel creates each book by conducting ethnographic research and interviews in collaboration with specific subjects. She then photographs them and combines their portraits and personal stories into a hand-bound book designed to match their story and authentic expression. This project aims to use portrait photography and fine art, in tandem with self-publishing, to tell the stories of marginalized and overlooked individuals and communities.
Rachel will introduce the work and provide an opportunity for questions and discourse regarding the work placed in the larger context of social and political current circumstances.
The opening will take place on July 11th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm outside of the Rare Books Room.