108 Portraits

Gus Van Sant’s 108 PORTRAITS – All in black and white, the subjects stare directly into the camera. Taken mostly from castings in the early years of his career, these are faces you will recognize. What is powerful about them is not who they are, but how taken en masse they are removed from their reputations, reduced to a single moment. Van Sant says in his introduction, “As I look closely at the pictures, I am reminded about the power every person carries around with them.” and it is easy to agree.