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Portrait exhibit in Maynard shows many ways to interpret the face

Works being featured in “About Face,” which opens Tuesday at Gallery Seven in Maynard, include (above) “Stuffy Nose, New York” by Astrid Reischwitz, and (left) “Selfie,” by Michael Frassinelli.
Works being featured in “About Face,” which opens Tuesday at Gallery Seven in Maynard, include (above) “Stuffy Nose, New York” by Astrid Reischwitz, and (left) “Selfie,” by Michael Frassinelli.Credit:

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The human face is the most photographed thing in the world,” said Nick Johnson, co-owner of Gallery Seven in Maynard and juror of an exhibit opening there on February 25 called “About Face.”

“For as long as there have been cameras, people have always taken portraits. Nowadays, with ‘selfies,’ with photos posted on Facebook, with so many photos everywhere, portraits have become like wallpaper. This show shows how you can elevate the portrait. The submissions we received were remarkable.”

Johnson and fellow juror Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, received 150 submissions for the show. Out of those, they chose 28 to exhibit.

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