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1. a likeness of a person, esp. of the face, as a painting, drawing, or photograph: a gallery of family portraits.
2. a verbal picture or description, usually of a person: a biography that provides a fascinating portrait of an 18th-century rogue.
WEbook project, Collecting People,
contains portraits of all kinds, both visual and verbal. Collecting People is
led by WEbooker
of the WEek emeritus anowalk,
and it offers an intimate look at the human animal in all its forms. Current submissions include anowalk’s “This
Thing She Was That Didn’t Love a Wall,” a heart-rending sketch of unrequited
love, and WEbooker MoeBe97’s black and white image
of maternity in “up
Whether you’re a photographer, an artist, a writer, or all
three, your work is welcome in Collecting People. This project is open to all WEbookers. According to the project overview, “Successful
submissions will create depth and range that speaks to the human condition or
to personal or group identity.” Collecting People is
accepting submissions on these themes: Face as Portrait, Body as Portrait, Family as Portrait, Thing as
Portrait, Memory or Past as Portrait, Place as Portrait, Companion as Portrait,
and, of course, the catch-all “Other.”
If you want to submit a photograph or illustration, be sure
to check out the FAQ on how to
use images in a WEbook submission. If
you don’t feel like creating a portrait of your own, visit Collecting
People to rate the existing submissions, and help anowalk identify the cream of
the people-collecting crop.