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Max Hirshfeld is recognized as a master at spotting decisive moments while revealing the warmth and humanity of his subjects. He has undertaken several focused projects over the past decade. From...
National Portrait Gallery Commissions Max Hirshfeld to photograph the Secretary of The Smithsonian
Friday, August 11, 2017
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I was recently honored as just the second photographer — Arnold Newman was the first — to be commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to provide the official portrait of a former Secretary.
Thanks to Leica for the loan of their powerful S system, Sarah Oliphant for her beautifully subtle backdrop and Larry Small, eleventh Secretary of the Smithsonian, for choosing my team and me for the portrait.