The face is the main bearer of individual identity. At the same time, it reflects personality. Since it is a representation, it also includes the agency of the portraitist who constructs the artwork. Furthermore, every image requires the participation of a receiver who interprets it.
This triangle, with its interactions and complexities, forms the general framework of PHotoEspaña 2011: Interfaces. Portraiture an Communication. This collection of essays on the portrait by a wide range of authors, many of which are original pieces, contributes to the discussion.