Written and produced by Doris Athineos with Julia Szabo
Portraiture brings to mind oil paintings of royal families, the Mona Lisa, and old-world artists like Raphael and Édouard Manet. But modern-day portraiture, which includes artful photography as well as painting, fascinates too. New artists like John Swannell and Maria Teresa Meloni (whose Blue-Haired Child is above) are capturing entire lives, families, and personalities with their cameras and brushstrokes. Here are six of our favorite new masters of portraiture.
Be sure to check out seven tips from a photo pro on how to take the picture-perfect family portrait.