Kanaloa Tiki Statue. 2016

Sarah Malakoff
Kanaloa Tiki Statue. 2016
Digital C print, 24" x 20"
The Hanging Shirt, 2018

JP Terlizzi
The Hanging Shirt, 2018
photography, 30" x 20"
Mausoleum Chair, 2018

Mark Coggins
Mausoleum Chair, 2018
Archival Pigment, Print, 15" x 10"
Budir, Iceland, 2017

Lynne Auld
Budir, Iceland, 2017
Archival Inkjet Photography, 16" x 20"
Block, 2018

Timothy Durant
Block, 2018
Photograph, 16" x 24"
SANDRA BLAND, 2019

Jenny Balisle
SANDRA BLAND, 2019
clear braille on polymer (wall display), 6" x 6"
Scott's Math, Paonia, Colorado, 2017

Trent Davis Bailey
Scott's Math, Paonia, Colorado, 2017
Archival Pigment Print, 32" x 40", 2019
Frijoles, 2019

Eric Ordorica
Frijoles, 2019
Silver Gelatin Print, 10" x 8"
OD Green, 2019

Geoffrey Keillor
OD Green, 2019
12" x 12" photos
mounted on grid of
four Baltic birch
boards, 25" x 25"
Untitled (For Visibility series), 2019

Arielle Rebek
Untitled (For Visibility series), 2019
silver gelatin print, 16" x 20"
Untitled (Drive), 2019

William Mark Sommer
Untitled (Drive), 2019
B&W medium format film, Archival Inkjet Print, 12" x 12"
Esperanza, 2006

Cheryl L. Guerrero
Esperanza, 2006
35 mm film printed on archival matte, 12" x 8"
Seer Unseen, 2019

Joseph Podlesnik
Seer Unseen, 2019
archival pigment print, 10" x 16"
913 Martin Street, 2018

PJ Sturdevant
913 Martin Street, 2018
Bromoil Print, 24" x 20"
284.7 – Self Portrait (Selfie) No.2

Kimo Williams
284.7 – Self Portrait (Selfie) No.2
Digital Photograph printed on Satin in frame, 30" x 20"
Apartment in Hong Kong, 2019

Zach Pardos
Apartment in Hong Kong, 2019
Archival photographic paper, 12" x 18"
The Parched Earth, 2014

Michelle Ranee Johnson
The Parched Earth, 2014
Matted photograph in metal frame with plexiglass, 16" x 24"
Watermelons, 2013

Preston Gannaway
Watermelons, 2013
archival pigment print, 16" x 20"
Patriotic and Religious Front Yard, Wilson, North Carolina, 2018

Dave Jordano
Patriotic and Religious Front Yard, Wilson, North Carolina, 2018
Archival Pigment Print, 24" x 31"
Window to Success, Juvenile Detention Center, San Francisco, 2019

Heather Briggs
Window to Success, Juvenile Detention Center, San Francisco, 2019
Silver Gelatin Print, 16" x 16"
GSB 780, 2017

G.S. Broz
GSB 780, 2017
35mm film photography, 10" x 15"
Mugshot, Execution Wing, Penitentiary of New Mexico, NM., 2018

Brett Leigh Dicks
Mugshot, Execution Wing, Penitentiary of New Mexico, NM., 2018
Photography 10.5" x 10.5"
C'est Moi -Thread, 2019

Sara Drower
C'est Moi -Thread, 2019
digitized photograph, 11" x 13"
Orbiter 2019

Nicholas Gaffney
Orbiter 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 14" x 21"
Before the War.... , 2018

Karen Larson-Voltz
Before the War.... , 2018
C-Print facemounted on Acrylic, 16" x 20"
Untitled (Tabula Rasa), 2016

David Wolf
Untitled (Tabula Rasa), 2016
Chromogenic Print on expired paper, 25" x 21"
Table #5, 2018

Jacob Porta
Table #5, 2018
35mm Photography, 10" x 8"
Bas-relief on the monument to the Conquerors of Space. Moscow, 2016

Danila Tkachenko
Bas-relief on the monument to the Conquerors of Space. Moscow, 2016
Inkjet print, 48" x 48"

Portraiture is a foundational photographic genre. It is a means of defining ourselves visually. But, how do we define ourselves beyond our physical presence? Can the definition of portrait expand to include what lies beyond our physicality to include passions, fears, places we live, the car we drive, the food we eat? Can photography convey who we are without including the human form?

Juror Roula Seikaly is an independent curator and writer based in Berkeley, CA, and Senior Editor at Humble Arts Foundation. Her curatorial practice addresses contemporary photography and new media, social justice efforts in contemporary art and exhibition making. She regularly contributes to print and online platforms including Hyperallergic, Photograph, BOMB, and KQED Arts.