Elizabeth Heyert

Genre: Photography

New-York based Elizabeth Heyert has focused on experimental portrait series, which tend to revolve around situations in which her subjects are not conscious of being photographed. These include sleeping people, people gazing at themselves in a two-way mirror, or even people in their caskets as they await their own funeral at a parlor in Harlem. She removes any scenery or context from the background so the figures appear against a blank backdrop, giving her non-traditional pictures the look of more traditional portraiture.