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July 31, 2013

Portrait In Video

Produced by
Carol Jackson

Artist Bo Gehring makes portraits with a slow moving camera -- like an MRI machine -- in an even pace set to music. The lens settles on the shoes of the person, the socks, pants, hands, the breath and, finally, the face. It is a way to see with fresh eyes and reveal a portrait. Gehring was awarded first place in a competition for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

 

Bo Gehring's prize-winning portrait of Jessica Wickham:

Jessica's choice of music: "Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten" by Arvo Pärt 

 


Portrait of George Zweig:

George's choice of music: "Suzanne" by Leonard Cohen

 

Portrait of Anthony Hughes:

 Anthony's choice of music: "Love" by Musiq Soulchild


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