Photo Shoot with exhibiting artist Tara Bogart

August 7, 2021 10:15 am - 4:00 pm Griswold House

Model for her 'A Modern Hair Story' series!

Hair Stories exhibiting photographer Tara Bogart’s ‘modern hair studies’ portrait project was inspired by the image below, “Hair Study” by Feliz Nadar. She uncovered the portrait at the National Library of France, and it captivated her. Evocative and mysterious, the intimacy of the portrait led her explore a modern iteration by photographing young women from behind. By focusing on the back, the viewer is forced to contend with all of the peripheral things that make each woman unique.

In her intimate portraits, Bogart is a voyeur concentrating on a generation that is not her own. While certain ideals are often relevant to different generations, the ways in which women adorn and modify themselves often indicate the struggles of a young adult with their own ideology and individuality.

Would you like to be photographed for the ‘Modern Hair Story’ series?
Bogart will be holding drop in private portrait sessions at the Museum!

For her series, Bogart specifically seeks to capture individuals who are in their 20’s and identify as female. If that describes you, don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this project!

Photos will be taken in a private studio set up in the Griswold House. Each session will take about 10 minutes, and will be done on a first come first served basis, from 10:15 am – 4pm.

It is free to participate,  but registration is requested. 

About the Artist

Tara Bogart moved to Paris, France in October of 2015 from her hometown Milwaukee, WI. Having grown up with parents who had great affinity for French culture she finally landed there for the first time in 2011 and it felt like home. After many trips to visit and make photographs, she made the leap across the Atlantic. She now works and resides in France.


Hero Image: Tara Bogart, Cecilia, Sigrid, and Theresa, all (St. Kate’s) 2019, archival pigment inkjet print, 16×20 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Thumbnail Image: Tara Bogart, Candice (Paris, 2013) and Saige (US, 2015), archival pigment inkjet print, 16×20 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Archival Image: Félix Tournachon dit Nadar (1820-1910), “Marie Laurent, de dos”, circa 1856
Salted paper print from glass negative, 20 x 16,2 cm, oval. Courtesy of the Bibliothèque nationale de France.