Exhibition Features a Collection of Hundreds of Photobooth Portraits of a Man Taken Over Decades
A haunting collection of 445 photobooth images of a mystery man taken over decades has come to light for the first time as part of “Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture,” an exhibition on display through July at Rutgers’ Zimmerli Art Museum in New Brunswick. The hundreds of silver gelatin prints owned by photography historian Donald Lokuta, were taken over a period of three decades, in the years between the Great Depression and the '60s. "The concept of the series has been going on in contemporary art since the 1970s; it’s a very conceptual way of thinking," explained curator Donna Gustafson. "But what struck me was that these portraits were taken as early as the 1930s and ’40s, before many of us were thinking conceptually about photography."