Throughout her work, Manchot examines the formats and meanings of portraiture, as well as the conflicts that may exist in its relationship to issues of subjectivity and representation. Focusing on specific groups of people, the artist creates the circumstances that bring them together, using her camera as the organizing principle to structure the event. Within her practice, an engagement with group portraiture is a continuous thematic and her projects often refer to specific archives and the history of vernacular photography.
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