This project is about portrait photography and my family history of my great great grandfather being a photographer in Austria during the era of Carte de visite photography. Starting from this I was researching about how portraiture and self-portraiture evolved throughout this time as a form of communication.

Intentions and desires or expectation in a portrait, as well as the communicational value of a portrait did not really change since the invention of photography. Change is visible in technology and possibilities, but not in our intentions.

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