Portraits have always been among the most fascinating and expressive genres of photography, perhaps representing the medium's ultimate discipline. The deep, yet empathic exploration of the human face is also at the heart of Hans Jürgen Raabe's ongoing long-term project 990 FACES, which began in 2010 and continues to be shot in different locations around the world.
In each location, Raabe shoots 10 stills and 30 portraits. He intends to create 33 series in all – so that in the end, there will 990 faces. Seven series (including Myanmar, Lourdes, and Bosporus) have been completed so far, and will be showing at the Istanbul Photo Museum from 13 December 2013 to 12 March 2014.
The Istanbul Fotograf Muzesi is the city's first and only photo museum to date. Founded in 2011, the museum shows historical as well as contemporary photography by Turkish and international artists alike.
Museum Director Selim Seval will be speaking at the opening along with Chief Editor of Leica World Hans-Michael Koetzle.
For further information visit 990 Faces