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  • Jorge Molder

    Centro Português de Fotografia

    Porto’s new photography center was inaugurated this spring with an exhibition of the series “Anatomy and Boxing,” 1996–97, several dozen large-format gelatin-silver prints by the provocative young Portuguese photographer Jorge Molder. All of the works depict the artist’s own face against a stark black background, but they should not be considered conventional self-portraits any more than Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills,” 1977–80. Rather, these stylized photographs (which some have compared to paintings by Francis Bacon) explore the expressive limits of the human face as it is cast in

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