Z_ A Portrait Is A Puzzle | Author: Cherine Fahd

This 'paired volume', beautifully designed by Elliott Bryce Foulkes, features Cherine Fahd's photographic studies, 'Shadowing Portraits' (2014-2016) and 'You Look Like a?' (2016-2017). It includes a critical essay by Blair French, Director Curatorial and Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; as well as contributions from the 'Shadowing' participants, and Fahd's own notations on the processes of making portraits. A Portrait is a Puzzle is in itself an artwork; a pairing of two photographic series that invites the reader to turn the book over and around, to reach two endings in the middle and to interrogate the function of a portrait and the people it depicts, as an infinite and unsolvable puzzle.