445 Portraits of a Man is a collection of photobooth images being shown for the first time as part of Striking Resemblance: The Changing Art of Portraiture. These gelatin silver prints (each measuring only 3 x 2.4 inches) were taken over at least two decades, beginning during the Great Depression. It’s possible to know a lot about how this man aged, but his identity and the reason he took and saved more than 450 images of himself is a mystery. Learn more about these images, the investigations into their origin, and their relevance in our selfie-obsessed society in the print and online media coverage below.
Rutgers Today / Mystery Photobooth Portraits Baffle Historians
NJ.com / Who is he? Rutgers exhibit hopes to expose man's identity
Mail Online / Three Decades of Selfies
The Huffington Post / Exhibition Features 445 Vintage Photobooth Portraits From a Single Unknown Man
The Verge / Hundreds of photo booth portraits show 30 years of one mysterious life
CNN / Who's the man in the 'mirror'? Historians investigate mystery photo booth portraits
WHYY Newsworks / Over 200 Years of Portraiture in One Exhibition
CBC News / Photobooth mystery man: 445 selfies, but no one knows who he is
NJTV News / Selfies Take Their Place as Art in Portrait Exhibition
Yahoo News / Who is this man and why did he take 445 photos of himself over 30 years?
To discover the identity of the subject in 445 Portraits
Rutgers Today / Identity Revealed of Man Who Took 445 Photobooth Portraits
To learn more about the broader scope of portraiture in Striking Resemblance
Hyperallergic / Over 200 Years of Portraiture in One Exhibition