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Peter Peryer

Torso - Self portrait

Torso - Self portrait by Peter Peryer

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Peter Peryer’s self-portraits are carefully planned and premeditated; the photographer often adopting different guises in them. In this work, Peryer represents himself through a cropped image of his bare torso. By completely eschewing the face, the photograph draws attention to the way portrait conventions rely so heavily on depicting the subject’s head. (Intimate Portraits, 2005)

Title
Torso - Self portrait
Artist/creator
Production date
1976
Medium
black and white photograph
Size (h x w)
178 x 178 mm
Inscription
Torso - Self Portrait Peter Peryer 1976 (reverse on mount)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1978
Accession no
1978/24/1
Other ID
1978/24/1/A
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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