Carlos Von Der Heyde’s International Portraiture Project from Quarantine

100+ portraits from 25+ countries across six continents, taken on a Nikon via a computer screen

NYC-based, Argentine photographer Carlos Von Der Heyde travels the world, capturing images of friends and family, from the safety his apartment. His series, which the artist plans to transform into a book, shines a light upon the socio-psychological impact of isolation around the world and encourages hope for artists eager to find new approaches to their craft. Von Der Heyde took more than 100 portraits, …

Artist Sabrina Siegel’s Playful $10 Digital Portrait Series

The Chicago-based illustrator explains her quest to help people feel a little more seen and understood

Visits to galleries, art fairs and pop-ups used to serve as an introduction to new artists. Now, we are often left to our own devices—sometimes literally—as was the case when we stumbled upon Chicago-based artist Sabrina Siegel‘s Instagram page. A graphic designer and illustrator with experience in advertising and branding (and a degree in psychology), Siegel’s work touches on the intimate parts of everyday life …

Interview: Sheldon Scott on His Powerful 13-Hour Performance Portrait

An intimate depiction of the daily life of his enslaved ancestors creates space to heal, respond, and understand the institution's place in today's society

Artist (and Eaton DC Culture Director) Sheldon Scott‘s “portrait, number 1 man,” is the first-ever performed portrait included in the Outwin Boochever Competition Exhibition, hosted annually at the National Portrait Gallery. This year’s other entries—which follow the gallery’s prompt: to respond to the current political and social context—include a stop-motion drawing, oil work and photographs. And while they’re all noteworthy for their own particular traits, …