Susan Barnett is a photographer, art dealer, and consultant for private clients. In the series Not In Your Face the t-shirt is starkly evident, but these photographs are not about the t-shirt per se. Each one of these people reveal a part of themselves that advertise their hopes, ideals, likes, dislikes, political views, and personal mantras. These individuals wear a kind of badge of honor or a trophy. By photographing from the back, this work challenges the time-honored tradition of the portrait being of the face and tests whether body type, dress and demeanor can tell us just as much as a facial expression. In these photographs, we witness a chronicle of global subcultures and vernaculars that illustrates the current issues and concerns of the twenty-first century. (Photo shot in Los Angeles, CA, USA 2018.)


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