This portrait series is called “Citizen of the World.” The idea developed from linocut portraits (6 x 6 inches) I made of people I met in a community project (“Making Our Mark,” a SKILLS/SNAP collaboration) in spring of 2014. Over the next 5 years I photographed and made linocut prints of many friends, family, and briefly met acquaintances.
The process rule for myself was that I must have a conversation with the person and take a photo they approve of. Then I used this photo to make the portrait. In exchange for participation, each person got a hand-pulled print of their portrait. Below are some examples of portraits in the project.
Here are photos of exhibitions where selections of the work have been exhibited. The whole piece of 300 portraits has yet to be shown somewhere.