Week 6

What is a family portrait? What are some famous family portraits? How would you take a family portrait now?


Family is a group of people related to one another by blood or marriage. While portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. Thus, family portrait is an image of faces that comprises of people who are closely/blood related to each other.


Based on some examples of famous family portraits, I realised that family portraits reflect the family’s relationship (between each member) and the hierarchy within it. It does not reflect all the good instead, it shows the nature of the family.


In modern days context, rather than going to a studio (which has a stiff atmosphere) I would take a family portrait at a place where my family usually gather and create lots of memories. In this way, I feel that it contains more meaning and this create additional memories to the place as well as to the photo.