Topic: Portrait

Martin Schoeller
The Backstory

The Photo That Made Me: Martin Schoeller, New York 1998

Martin Schoeller’s portrait of Vanessa Redgrave, shot in 1988, established the photographer’s iconic style and jump-started his career

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Paola Kudacki for TIME
The Backstory

Go Behind the Scenes with Benedict Cumberbatch

In a quick and collaborative shoot for TIME, photographer Paola Kudacki caught a break in Benedict Cumberbatch’s perfect appearance.

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Jeffersonville Intro
Photo Essay

Homeless in Suburbia: Portraits From Jeffersonville, Indiana

Seventeen years after she originally photographed a homeless shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana, photographer Dana Lixenberg returned, documenting for TIME the continuing lives of the shelter’s tenants.

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Nadav Kander
Out There

Renaissance Man: Nadav Kander Rediscovers the Nude

Photographer Nadav Kander’s new show, Bodies: 6 Women, 1 Man, marries a sensitivity for powerful portraiture with an artistic appreciation for Renaissance-style art.

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Touko Hujanen
In Progress

Santa 24/7: Portrait of a Year-Round Father Christmas

LightBox presents one photographer’s story of a real-life professional Santa.

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Bernat Armangue—AP
Photo Essay

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2012

TIME presents the top 10 photographs of the year — the images that moved us most in 2012, along with the backstories from the photographers who shot the now iconic frames.

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Marco Grob for TIME
The Backstory

Still Nutty: Portraits of Jerry Lewis by Marco Grob

TIME contract photographer Marco Grob photographed 86-year-old legendary comedian Jerry Lewis as he directs a new musical version of The Nutty Professor.

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Kimiko Yoshida
Out There

Ceremonies of Disappearance: Kimiko Yoshida’s Critique of Identity

For over a decade, Kimiko Yoshida has created photos of herself in which she wears elaborate costumes that reference a wide range of subjects, from haute couture to the canon of Western painting.

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Dawoud Bey
Out There

Harlem Revisited: A New Look at Dawoud Bey’s New York Portraits

Present-day Chicago is not Harlem in 1979. Present-day Harlem isn’t even Harlem in 1979. But at the Art Institute of Chicago’s new exhibition Dawoud Bey: Harlem USA, some things have stayed the same.

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Seamus Murphy—VII
Man on the Wire

TIME Looks Back at The Best Photos… of Photos from 2011

A look into a collection of news photos of photos, where blissful instants are lost among a sea of uncertainty, and moments from the past are frozen in the present, stark in the contrast between then and now.

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