Sorry for the short notice but I just learned of this exhibit. It will come down Saturday so this is the only oportunity.
As this exhibition illustrates, photographic self-portraits reveal different innovative approaches to the genre. Self, Model, and Self as Other highlights about 50 self-portraits—spanning more than a century—from the MFAH photography collection.
Whereas some photographers show themselves in the context of significant objects such as their tools, others are less straightforward, perhaps shielding their faces behind symbolic objects.
Photographers have also used mirrors or their own reflections and shadows. These images serve to remind viewers that photographs are not transparent, objective views of reality but have been created by individuals and shaped by personal perceptions.
Entrance and exhibit fee is free on Thursday.