The Faceless Bureaucrat

La Petite Mort Gallery presents

The Faceless Bureaucrat
Photo Series by Joel K
Friday June 28, 2013 / 7-10 pm

"Every bureaucrat has a constitutional right to fuzzify, profundify and drivelate. It's a part of our freedom of speech…"- J. Boren

International Photographer Joel K presents a collection of portraits of Canadian civil servants; their features rendered unintelligible by the camera and the creative use of light without the digital manipulation of photoshop.

Viewers are asked to stare into the face of the faceless. Our attention is drawn to something which has been deliberately obscured, and we are asked to contemplate the invisible: who are these people and what do they do? What is their contribution to Canadian society?

It is inherent to the very nature of the public service to seek no public recognition for their work, as opposed to their political counterparts, but does that necessarily imply no recognition at all?

Joel K provokes these questions and leaves them with us to ponder. The series seeks to draw these out and to foster a renewed debate on the role of the public servant in the 21st century.

All works are for sale by the artist.

Drinks. Music. Debate… and win a photo session with Joel K for a (de)personalized faceless portrait of your very own!

Check out the Faceless Bureaucrat small prints available for advance purchase only on Indiegogo:

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  • Richard

    I was very impressed. Very interesting concept, well executed. Some of the images were down right spooky and all were unique. Loved it.

    July 5, 2013

  • Dan G.

    The sample shots look fantastic!

    June 25, 2013

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