The Human Portrait Online Exhibition

A portrait tells a lot about a person. Their emotion. Their grit. Their story. There is no other genre of photography that displays human vulnerability in its rawest form. The Human Portrait is an exhibition of portraiture that shows this human connection. The juror was Jennifer Spelman, a freelance editorial and documentary photographer based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Juror Statement: I was moved. And reminded what it means to be connected. To be isolated. To be a hero or maybe an underdog. To be complicated. To be beautiful. To be raw. To be human. I enjoyed the broad interpretations of what a portrait is and who it can represent. The winning images and selections were all alive with emotion and story. I was most captivated by the images where the photographic techniques felt aligned to the subject and extended a deeper sense of character and mood within the frame.

We strongly believe that photographs deserve to exist in real life, so we created an exhibition book that features all of the selected images from the The Human Portrait competition. Exhibition books are available for purchase here.